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In Pictures: Obama's journey across America on the campaign trail

U.S. President Barack Obama doesn't want to be a one-term president. Here's a look at how he spent his campaign trying to win voters trust after a rocky first term.

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Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden acknowledge supporters during a campaign rally in Dayton, Ohio, October 23, 2012.

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U.S. President Barack Obama talks with Endia Eason during a visit to the Eason family home in Cleveland, Ohio January 4, 2012.

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Barack Obama poses for photos at the Kozy Corners restaurant in Oak Harbor, Ohio July 5, 2012.

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Barack Obama meets with Jason and Ali McLaughlin and their son Cooper in the dining room of their home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 10, 2012. Mr. Obama flew to Iowa in July for an event pushing for the extension of Bush-era tax cuts due to expire at the end of 2012.

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Barack Obama prepares to eat an ice treat after being served by owner Steve Holt at Tropical Sno in Denison, Iowa, while touring the state in a bus, August 13, 2012.

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Barack Obama talks to the media on the Heil Family Farm, a wind farm, in Haverhill, Iowa, August 14, 2012.

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Barack Obama prepares to speak at a campaign event at the B.R. Miller Middle School in Marshalltown, Iowa, August 14, 2012.

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Barack Obama waits for first lady Michelle Obama, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, and Mr. Biden's wife Jill to join him on stage at a campaign event at the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, September 7, 2012.

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Barack Obama holds on as he is hugged and picked up by Scott Van Duzer at Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant in Fort Pierce, Florida, while campaigning across the state by bus, September 9, 2012.

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Barack Obama makes phone calls to volunteers from the Obama for America Field Office in Port St. Lucie, Florida, while campaigning across the state by bus, September 9, 2012.

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A girl listens as Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada September 12, 2012.

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Mona Renee Johnson becomes emotional as Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 12, 2012.

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Barack Obama boards Air Force One after attending a campaign event in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 12, 2012. )

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Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally in Golden, Colorado, September 13, 2012.

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Barack Obama greets members of the audience including a Woodbridge kids baseball team at a campaign rally in Woodbridge, Virginia, September 21, 2012.

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Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally at the Milwaukee Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin September 22, 2012.

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Barack Obama phones volunteers to thank them for their efforts during a visit to at a local Obama campaign office in Henderson, just outside Las Vegas, Nevada October 1, 2012.

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Barack Obama speaks to a crowd at a campaign event in The Oval at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio October 9, 2012, ending a three day campaign swing to California and Ohio.

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Barack Obama jokes with campaign volunteer Suzanne Stern as he makes calls from a campaign office in Williamsburg, Virginia, October 14, 2012.

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Barack Obama arrives at a campaign rally at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, October 17, 2012.

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A senior citizen holds a sign as she listens to Barack Obama speak during a campaign rally in Delray, Florida, October 23, 2012.

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Barack Obama puts his hands to his ears as he receives a roaring welcome from children in an overflow room at a campaign rally in Delray, Florida, October 23, 2012.

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A woman reacts as she shakes hands with Barack Obama during a campaign rally in Denver, Colorado October 24, 2012.

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Barack Obama wipes his face as he speaks at a campaign event at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, August 28, 2012.

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Barack Obama points to the crowd as he arrives for a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio October 25, 2012. Obama is on a two-day, eight state, campaign swing. In the background is Air Force One.

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Barack Obama is handed a baby as he greets supporters after a campaign rally at Elm Street Middle School in Nashua, New Hampshire, October 27, 2012.

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Barack Obama talks with volunteers on a mobile phone in his campaign field office in Orlando, October 28, 2012.

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Barack Obama smiles as he speaks during a campaign rally in Fairfax, Virginia October 5, 2012. The unemployment rate dropped to a near four-year low of 7.8 percent in September, a potential boost to Mr. Obama's re-election bid.

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