President Obama honors the Chicago Cubs at the White House (21 images)

President Barack Obama honored the World Series champion Chicago Cubs during a ceremony at the White House on January 16, 2017.
Updated: Jan. 17, 2017 at 11:47 AM
President Barack Obama holds up his Chicago Cubs jersey during a ceremony honoring the Cubs in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on January 16, 2017. Next to Obama is co-owner Laura Ricketts and first baseman Anthony Rizzo. At left is manager Joe Maddon. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
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President Barack Obama smiles as Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo presents him with a Chicago jersey during a ceremony honoring the Cubs in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on January 16, 2017. At center is Cubs manager Joe Maddon. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
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President Barack Obama is awarded a "W" banner signed by the Chicago Cubs teams by manager Joe Maddon during a ceremony honoring the Cubs in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on January 16, 2017. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
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President Barack Obama smiles as Chicago Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts presents him with a lifetime ticket to the Cubs' Wrigley Field during a ceremony honoring the Cubs in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on January 16, 2017. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
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President Barack Obama gestures to his Cubs lifetime ticket during a ceremony honoring the Cubs in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on January 16, 2017. At right is Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
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Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein, makes remarks as President Barack Obama honors the Chicago Cubs in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on January 16, 2017. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
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President Barack Obama makes remarks during a ceremony honoring the Cubs in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on January 16, 2017. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
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