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Marine Corps mascot Chesty XIV seems to have had enough activity for one day as he snoozes after the eveming parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

Marine Corps mascot Chesty XIV seems to have had enough activity for one day as he snoozes after the eveming parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. ()

Marine Corps mascot Chesty XIV seems to have had enough activity for one day as he snoozes after the eveming parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

Marine Corps mascot Chesty XIV seems to have had enough activity for one day as he snoozes after the eveming parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. ()

President and Mrs. Barack Obama and daughter Sasha pose for a photo after the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

President and Mrs. Barack Obama and daughter Sasha pose for a photo after the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

Dignitaries and Marines pose for a group photo after the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

Dignitaries and Marines pose for a group photo after the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

Marine Corps mascot Chesty XIV gets a pat from President Barack Obama after the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

Marine Corps mascot Chesty XIV gets a pat from President Barack Obama after the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

Marine Corps mascot Chesty XIV looks up at first lady Michelle Obama in the receiving line after the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

Marine Corps mascot Chesty XIV looks up at first lady Michelle Obama in the receiving line after the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

President and Mrs. Barack Obama and daughter Sasha talk with Marines after the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

President and Mrs. Barack Obama and daughter Sasha talk with Marines after the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

President Barack Obama salutes the colors during the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

President Barack Obama salutes the colors during the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

President Barack Obama, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos and Marine Corps Barracks Washington Commanding Officer Col. Christian Cabaniss salute as bands and drill teams pass in review during the evening parade at the barracks on June 27, 2014.

President Barack Obama, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos and Marine Corps Barracks Washington Commanding Officer Col. Christian Cabaniss salute as bands and drill teams pass in review during the evening parade at the barracks on June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

President Barack Obama, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos and Marine Corps Barracks Washington Commanding Officer Col. Christian Cabaniss salute as bands and drill teams pass in review during the evening parade at the barracks on June 27, 2014.

President Barack Obama, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos and Marine Corps Barracks Washington Commanding Officer Col. Christian Cabaniss salute as bands and drill teams pass in review during the evening parade at the barracks on June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

President Barack Obama, during the playing of the national anthem at the evening parade at the barracks on June 27, 2014.

President Barack Obama, during the playing of the national anthem at the evening parade at the barracks on June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

President Barack Obama, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos and Marine Corps Barracks Washington Commanding Officer Col. Christian Cabaniss stand for the national anthem during the evening parade at the barracks on June 27, 2014.

President Barack Obama, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos and Marine Corps Barracks Washington Commanding Officer Col. Christian Cabaniss stand for the national anthem during the evening parade at the barracks on June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The Marine Corps' Silent Drill Platoon at the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The Marine Corps' Silent Drill Platoon at the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The Marine Corps' Silent Drill Platoon at the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The Marine Corps' Silent Drill Platoon at the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The Marine Corps' Silent Drill Platoon at the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The Marine Corps' Silent Drill Platoon at the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The Marine Corps' Silent Drill Platoon at the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The Marine Corps' Silent Drill Platoon at the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The U.S. Marine Band, "The President's Own," at the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

The U.S. Marine Band, "The President's Own," at the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The new Marine Corps mascot, Chesty XIV, arrives at the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington with handler Sgt. K.L. Maynard on June 27, 2014.

The new Marine Corps mascot, Chesty XIV, arrives at the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington with handler Sgt. K.L. Maynard on June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington with Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos and his wife, Bonnie, on June 27, 2014.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington with Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos and his wife, Bonnie, on June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington with Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos and his wife, Bonnie, on June 27, 2014.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington with Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos and his wife, Bonnie, on June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

Guests at the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

Guests at the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

A U.S. flag with 15 stars and 15 stripes, the configuration that would have been flown above Marine Barracks Washington when it was established in 1801,waves in the breeze before the evening parade at the barracks on June 27, 2014.

A U.S. flag with 15 stars and 15 stripes, the configuration that would have been flown above Marine Barracks Washington when it was established in 1801,waves in the breeze before the evening parade at the barracks on June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

Marines give visitors some background details before the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

Marines give visitors some background details before the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

A Marine rings the bell before the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014.

A Marine rings the bell before the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 27, 2014. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were among the guests at Friday's evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington.

The parade, held every Friday night in summertime, featured performances by the U.S. Marine Corps Band, "The President's Own," and the Marines' Silent Drill Platoon.

The Obamas, who were accompanied by their 13-year-old daughter Sasha, were hosted by Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos.

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