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Obama fifth left-handed U.S. president

2009-01-21 13:14:09 GMT2009-01-21 21:14:09 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

With his left hand, Barack Obama signs his first act, a proclamation, after being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States during the inaugural ceremony in Washington Jan. 20, 2009. Obama is not the only left-handed U.S. president, but may be the fifth after Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, and Gerald Ford.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

With his left hand, Barack Obama signs his first act, a proclamation, after being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States during the inaugural ceremony in Washington Jan. 20, 2009. Obama is not the only left-handed U.S. president, but may be the fifth after Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, and Gerald Ford.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

U.S. President Barack Obama's first signature as president seen after he signed a proclamation, after being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States during the inaugural ceremony in Washington January 20, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Obama is not the only left-handed U.S. president, but may be the fifth after Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, and Gerald Ford.

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