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Posted: June 26, 2014 at 4:48 a.m.

Shimon Peres, 90, the Israeli president, who is departing office next month, lunched at the White House with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden before holding talks about Iraq, Iran and peace in the Middle East.

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