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White House after renovations

AFTER: The Oval Office of the White House after a renovation in Washington, August 22, 2017.

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AFTER: The Oval Office of the White House after a renovation in Washington, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: The Oval Office of the White House after a renovation in Washington, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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BEFORE: The Oval Office sits emptied of all furniture, carpet and other decor during renovations, August 11, 2017. 

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BEFORE: The Oval Office sits emptied of all furniture, carpet and other decor during renovations, August 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

BEFORE: The Oval Office sits emptied of all furniture, carpet and other decor during renovations, August 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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BEFORE: President Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office, April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

BEFORE: President Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office, April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

BEFORE: President Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office, April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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AFTER: The Presidential desk is seen in the Oval Office, August 22, 2017. 

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AFTER: The Presidential desk is seen in the Oval Office, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: The Presidential desk is seen in the Oval Office, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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AFTER: New wallpapers are seen in the Oval Office, August 22, 2017.

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AFTER: New wallpapers are seen in the Oval Office, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: New wallpapers are seen in the Oval Office, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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AFTER: The Oval Office of the White House. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: The Oval Office of the White House. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: The Oval Office of the White House. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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AFTER: The South Portico porch steps after a renovation. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: The South Portico porch steps after a renovation. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: The South Portico porch steps after a renovation. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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U.S. Park Service employer paints the White House during the renovation. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. Park Service employer paints the White House during the renovation. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. Park Service employer paints the White House during the renovation. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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A worker cleans the South Portico porch stairs of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

A worker cleans the South Portico porch stairs of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

A worker cleans the South Portico porch stairs of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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AFTER: The West Wing lobby of the White House is seen after a renovation, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: The West Wing lobby of the White House is seen after a renovation, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: The West Wing lobby of the White House is seen after a renovation, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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AFTER: The West Wing lobby of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: The West Wing lobby of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: The West Wing lobby of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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AFTER: The West Wing lobby of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: The West Wing lobby of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: The West Wing lobby of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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AFTER: The Roosevelt Room of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: The Roosevelt Room of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: The Roosevelt Room of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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BEFORE: Vice President Mike Pence (L), Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (2-L) and President Trump attend a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

BEFORE: Vice President Mike Pence (L), Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (2-L) and President Trump attend a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

BEFORE: Vice President Mike Pence (L), Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (2-L) and President Trump attend a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Construction materials and equipment are seen staged inside the historic Roosevelt Room in the West Wing during renovations, August 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Construction materials and equipment are seen staged inside the historic Roosevelt Room in the West Wing during renovations, August 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Construction materials and equipment are seen staged inside the historic Roosevelt Room in the West Wing during renovations, August 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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AFTER: A sculpture is seen in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: A sculpture is seen in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: A sculpture is seen in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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AFTER: The Presidential chair (higher than others) is seen in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: The Presidential chair (higher than others) is seen in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: The Presidential chair (higher than others) is seen in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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AFTER: A relief sculpture of Franklin Roosevelt is seen in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: A relief sculpture of Franklin Roosevelt is seen in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: A relief sculpture of Franklin Roosevelt is seen in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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AFTER: The Roosevelt Room of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: The Roosevelt Room of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: The Roosevelt Room of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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AFTER: A chandelier is seen outside the Oval Office of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: A chandelier is seen outside the Oval Office of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

AFTER: A chandelier is seen outside the Oval Office of the White House, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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A worker walks past the South Portico porch stairs of the White House after a renovation, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

A worker walks past the South Portico porch stairs of the White House after a renovation, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

A worker walks past the South Portico porch stairs of the White House after a renovation, August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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Construction workers lay carpet on a ramp from the West Wing offices to the White House colonnade during renovations, August 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Construction workers lay carpet on a ramp from the West Wing offices to the White House colonnade during renovations, August 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Construction workers lay carpet on a ramp from the West Wing offices to the White House colonnade during renovations, August 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Construction cranes are set up while President Donald Trump is away on vacation from the White House, August 9, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Construction cranes are set up while President Donald Trump is away on vacation from the White House, August 9, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Construction cranes are set up while President Donald Trump is away on vacation from the White House, August 9, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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