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President Nixon told a White House news conference on June 29, 1972 that the Vietnam War could be over --if the talks "go forward in a constructive and serious way" -- by January 20, 1973, whn his term of office ends. (UPI Photo/Files)
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President Nixon urged the nation on February 1, 1972 to pray that he will be "on God's side" during his coming trips to Peking and Moscow. The president, addressing an estimated 3,100 government and civic leaders at the 19th annual National Prayer breakfast, pledged that the U.S. role in the world will be "to build a new structure of peace." The Chief Executive receives a standing ovation as he begins his speech. Left to right are: Mrs. Pat Nixon; Mrs. Albert H Quie, wife of the Congressman from Minnesota; Mayor Walter Washington of Washington, D.C.; the president; Mrs. Washington; Nicaraguan Ambassador Guillermo Sevilla-Sacasa, dean of the diplomatic corps; and Evangelist Billy Graham. (UPI Photo/Files)
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President Nixon (R) shakes hands with his Vice President, Spiro Agnew, prior to the President’s speech to a Joint Session of Congress in Washington on June 1, 1972. The president has literally just returned from Moscow in order to deliver a report about his trip to the Soviet Union. (UPI Files/dc/Files)
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Pres. Nixon meets on October 2, 1972 at the White House, with on his left Russian Ambassador Anatoly Debrynin and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko; and on his right Secretary of State William Rogers and National Security adviser Henry Kissinger (taking notes). The next day a ceremony will be held at the Executive Mansion, whereby Nixon and Gromyko will formally sign and exchange two documents which will bring into full effect the strategic arms limitation agreements between the two superpowers. (UPI Photo/Frank Cancellare/Files)
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