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President Obama signs Violence Against Women act (10 images)

The law strengthens the criminal justice system's response to crimes against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking.
President Barack Obama delivers remarks alongside Vice President Joe Bidenprior to signing the Violence Against Women Act, at the Interior Department on March 7, 2013. The law strengthens the criminal justice system's response to crimes against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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President Barack Obama signs the Violence Against Women Act, at the Interior Department on March 7, 2013. The law strengthens the criminal justice system's response to crimes against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking. UPI/Dennis Brack/Pool
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President Barack Obama signs the Violence Against Women Act as he is joined by Vice President Joe Biden and members of women's organizations, law enforcement officials, tribal leaders, survivors, advocates and members of Congress, at the Interior Department on March 7, 2013. The law strengthens the criminal justice system's response to crimes against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Diane Millich, a Native American and victim of domestic violence, delivers remarks prior to President Barack Obama signing the Violence Against Women Act, at the Interior Department on March 7, 2013. The law strengthens the criminal justice system's response to crimes against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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President Barack Obama delivers remarks before signing the Violence Against Women Act as he is joined by Vice President Joe Biden and members of women's organizations, law enforcement officials, tribal leaders, survivors, advocates and members of Congress, at the Interior Department on March 7, 2013. The law strengthens the criminal justice system's response to crimes against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Audience members react as President Barack Obama signs the Violence Against Women Act, at the Interior Department on March 7, 2013. The law strengthens the criminal justice system's response to crimes against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking. UPI/Dennis Brack/Pool
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President Barack Obama greets Diane Millich, a Native American victim of domestic violence, prior to signing the Violence Against Women Act, at the Interior Department on March 7, 2013. The law strengthens the criminal justice system's response to crimes against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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