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When they vacationed in Hawaii just before President Barack Obama’s first inauguration, Malia and Sasha were little girls doting on their dad — holding his hand on the beach, taking in a dolphin show and nuzzling up to him at the shave-ice shop.

Now, six Christmases later, the presidential daughters are in their teens, both nearly as tall as their very tall mother, each developing her own style and leading an increasingly independent life.

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