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WATCH: Barack Obama reports for jury duty in Chicago


Former US president Barack Obama has been dismissed from jury duty.

The former president arrived at the Richard J. Daley Centre in central Chicago for jury duty shortly after 10am on Wednesday.

By noon, Cook County chief judge Timothy Evans told reporters that Mr Obama would not be serving.

Mr Obama's appearance at the courthouse created quite a stir.

He was photographed outside by people who heard on the news that he would be going to court.

In the courthouse lobby, people craned their necks for a glimpse of him and took mobile phone pictures.

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