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  • This photo combination shows a sequence of President Barack Obama kissing first lady Michelle Obama while being shown on the large in-house video screen for the "Kiss Cam," as they watch the second half of an Olympic men's exhibition basketball game between Team USA and Brazil, Monday, July 16, 2012, in Washington. Team USA won 80-69.

      This photo combination shows a sequence of President Barack Obama kissing first lady Michelle Obama while being shown on the large in-house video screen for the "Kiss Cam," as they watch the second half of an Olympic men's exhibition basketball game between Team USA and Brazil, Monday, July 16, 2012, in Washington. Team USA won 80-69.
    Associated Press

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are seen on the in-house television monitors during the ''Kiss Cam" segment as they attend the U.S. men's Olympic basketball exhibition game between Team USA and Brazil in Washington, Monday, July 16, 2012.

      President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are seen on the in-house television monitors during the ''Kiss Cam" segment as they attend the U.S. men's Olympic basketball exhibition game between Team USA and Brazil in Washington, Monday, July 16, 2012.
    Associated Press

  • Video: Obamas on Kiss Cam

 
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Second chances can be rare in politics, but President Barack Obama found Kiss Cam and an impatient crowd to be just the right motivation.

Obama and his wife, Michelle, were taking in Monday night's USA Basketball exhibition game when the Verizon Center's "Kiss Cam" turned its eye their way. Their image on the huge arena screen prompted the crowd to cheer -- a not-so-subtle hint that Obama plant one on the first lady.

Both smiled, but Obama just put his arm around his wife as the game resumed. That cautious reaction brought some boos.

Obama got a do-over later in the game when the Kiss Cam swung back his way. This time he delivered, giving Mrs. Obama a big kiss on the lips. And a peck on the forehead for good measure.

And the crowd roared.

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