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Obama to enlarge US marine sanctuary: report

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President Barack Obama will on Tuesday announce plans to significantly expand a US sanctuary in the central Pacific Ocean in a move that could create the world's largest such protected area, the Washington Post reported. 

US President Barack Obama, pictured as he makes a statement on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, DC, on June 13, 2014

Obama will announce his intent to enlarge the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument from almost 87,000 square miles to nearly 782,000 square miles, the Post said.

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