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How a little girl, Buzz Aldrin, US representatives in white and World War II veterans lit up Trump's State of the Union

US President Donald Trump appealed to Congress to unite at a moment of a deep partisan division as he made the case for a new era of "compromise" on immigration and security in his State of the Union address.

Trump's State of the Union

President Trump shakes hands with Senator Joe Manchin after the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

Trump's second State of the Union address came with the Democrats vowing to use their new control over House committees to launch multiple investigations into everything from his charity foundation and tax returns to possible collusion with Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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Alexandria Octavio-Cortez in white

New York Representative Alexandria Octavio-Cortez (C) is seen amid other Congress women ahead of US President Donald Trump's State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

Women from both political parties wore white outfits at the behest of the Democratic Women’s Working Group to honour the legacy of women's suffrage in the United States.

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'More women in the workforce'

Lawmakers react to US President Donald Trump's acknowledgement of an increased presence of women in the workforce and on Capitol Hill during his State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

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WW-II veteran Herman Zeitchik at State of the Union

Special guest of President Trump and WW-II veteran Herman Zeitchik, surrounded by other special guests, is acknowledged by the audience during the president's State of the Union address.

Zeitchik helped liberate Paris, held back the Nazis at the battle of Bulge, and freed starving prisoners at the Dachau concentration camp. Zeitchik is a "Knight" in the French Legion of Honour.

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Grace Eline at Trump's State of the Union address

US First Lady Melania Trump applauds special guest Grace Eline, who fought brain tumour, during the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

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Trump's state of union

US First Lady Melania Trump applauds special guest Grace Eline, who fought a brain tumor, as she is acknowledged during the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

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Buzz Aldrin at Trump's State of the Union

Buzz Aldrin salutes as he is recognised by US President Donald Trump during the State of the Union address.

Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong were the first humans to walk on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.

 

 

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Buzz Aldrin

Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was lauded by President Trump during the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

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Trump during State of the Union address

US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address, alongside Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

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