GOING GRAY

Associated Press
President Barack Obama walks to the Oval Office after arriving on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Obama is returning from campaigning in Norfolk, Va. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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President Barack Obama walks to the Oval Office after arriving on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Obama is returning from campaigning in Norfolk, Va. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Amid the nods to America's red, white and blue, attention at the Democratic National Convention has been paid to gray — as in the noticeable change in 51-year-old President Barack Obama's hair since taking office.

Obama has chalked it up to genetics over stress. But Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak told delegates Tuesday that it's a testament to his toughness.

"President Obama has earned every gray hair on his head, fighting for the middle class and every American," Rybak said.

— Brian Bakst — Twitter http://twitter.com/Stowydad

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