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Americans roll up sleeves in day of service before inauguration

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as first lady Michelle speaks to volunteers at Burrville Elementary School while participating in a day of service, hoping to encourage Americans to follow suit with volunteering projects nationwide in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as first lady Michelle speaks to volunteers at Burrville Elementary School while participating in a day of service, hoping to encourage Americans to follow suit with volunteering projects nationwide in Washington...more

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as first lady Michelle speaks to volunteers at Burrville Elementary School while participating in a day of service, hoping to encourage Americans to follow suit with volunteering projects nationwide in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive to speak at Burrville Elementary School as they participate in a day of service, hoping to encourage Americans to follow suit with volunteering projects nationwide in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive to speak at Burrville Elementary School as they participate in a day of service, hoping to encourage Americans to follow suit with volunteering projects nationwide in Washington January...more

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive to speak at Burrville Elementary School as they participate in a day of service, hoping to encourage Americans to follow suit with volunteering projects nationwide in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paint shelves at Burrville Elementary School as they participate in a day of service, hoping to encourage Americans to follow suit with volunteering projects nationwide in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paint shelves at Burrville Elementary School as they participate in a day of service, hoping to encourage Americans to follow suit with volunteering projects nationwide in Washington January...more

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paint shelves at Burrville Elementary School as they participate in a day of service, hoping to encourage Americans to follow suit with volunteering projects nationwide in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paint shelves at Burrville Elementary School as they participate in a day of service, hoping to encourage Americans to follow suit with volunteering projects nationwide in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paint shelves at Burrville Elementary School as they participate in a day of service, hoping to encourage Americans to follow suit with volunteering projects nationwide in Washington January...more

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paint shelves at Burrville Elementary School as they participate in a day of service, hoping to encourage Americans to follow suit with volunteering projects nationwide in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama (L) paint shelves at Burrville Elementary School as they participate in a day of service, hoping to encourage Americans to follow suit with volunteering projects nationwide in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama (L) paint shelves at Burrville Elementary School as they participate in a day of service, hoping to encourage Americans to follow suit with volunteering projects nationwide in Washington...more

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama (L) paint shelves at Burrville Elementary School as they participate in a day of service, hoping to encourage Americans to follow suit with volunteering projects nationwide in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama paints shelves at Burrville Elementary School as he participates in a day of service, hoping to encourage Americans to follow suit with volunteering projects nationwide in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama paints shelves at Burrville Elementary School as he participates in a day of service, hoping to encourage Americans to follow suit with volunteering projects nationwide in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin...more

U.S. President Barack Obama paints shelves at Burrville Elementary School as he participates in a day of service, hoping to encourage Americans to follow suit with volunteering projects nationwide in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Kev Nish (R) of Far East Movement performs at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Kev Nish (R) of Far East Movement performs at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Kev Nish (R) of Far East Movement performs at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Presidential puppets attend the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Presidential puppets attend the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Presidential puppets attend the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Presidential puppets are shown in the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Presidential puppets are shown in the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Presidential puppets are shown in the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) and her daughters Sasha (L) and Malia stand onstage at the start of the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) and her daughters Sasha (L) and Malia stand onstage at the start of the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack...more

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) and her daughters Sasha (L) and Malia stand onstage at the start of the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Dr. Jill Biden (C), wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, waves onstage with Biden family members at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Dr. Jill Biden (C), wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, waves onstage with Biden family members at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack...more

Dr. Jill Biden (C), wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, waves onstage with Biden family members at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) and her daughter Malia stand onstage at the start of the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) and her daughter Malia stand onstage at the start of the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in...more

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) and her daughter Malia stand onstage at the start of the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (2NDR) and her daughters, Sasha (L) and Malia, arrive at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (2NDR) and her daughters, Sasha (L) and Malia, arrive at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in...more

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (2NDR) and her daughters, Sasha (L) and Malia, arrive at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) takes the stage with daughters Sasha (L) and Malia at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) takes the stage with daughters Sasha (L) and Malia at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in...more

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) takes the stage with daughters Sasha (L) and Malia at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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A motorcade vehicle for U.S. President Barack Obama bears the license plate "Taxation Without Representation" in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A motorcade vehicle for U.S. President Barack Obama bears the license plate "Taxation Without Representation" in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A motorcade vehicle for U.S. President Barack Obama bears the license plate "Taxation Without Representation" in Washington January 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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