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President Obama arrived in Gulfport, Mississippi, on Monday, his first stop on a two-day tour of the states most affected by the oil disaster.
The trip marks his fourth visit to the Gulf Coast since the oil began to gush nearly two months ago.
The president, who was met at the airport by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, will also visit Alabama and Florida as he tries to get a better picture of the efforts to contain the spill. Obama's previous trips have been limited to Louisiana.
Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the administration's point person in the region, briefed Obama shortly after his arrival.
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