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Rare Photo: Sitting in Makeshift Tent, Obama Briefed on Libya

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil) -- The White House has allowed a rare glimpse into the security trappings around the president.

An official photo, taken and issued by the White House, captured President Obama sitting inside a blue security tent -- called a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) -- erected inside his Brazilian hotel suite Sunday as he was briefed by phone on the situation unfolding in Libya.

The president, participating in a secure conference call, was joined on the phone by AFRICOM Commander Gen. Carter Ham, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Bob Gates, and Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough.

Pictured beside him in the tent are National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley.

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