President Obama's focus on job creation and calls for bipartisanship may have given him a second chance with independents. Tim Sloan/Pool via AP hide caption

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President Obama is seeking to reassure voters that he is determined to create jobs. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Budget Office Director Peter Orszag (far right) has found a way to turn walking into a competitive sport on Capitol Hill. Here, he walks through the Eisenhower Executive Office Building with Vice President Biden, President Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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President Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak pass soldiers dressed in blue and yellow uniforms during a ceremony at the presidential "Blue House" in Seoul. Kyodo via AP hide caption

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President Obama attends a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama following their meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. Issei Kato/AP hide caption

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The skyscraper best known as the headquarters for U.S. Steel now also houses University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), the region's largest employer. In the foreground is the environmentally friendly convention center where the G-20 leaders will meet. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

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First lady Michelle Obama talks to people in the crowd as she picks some fresh produce from a stall at the opening of a new farmers market near the White House on Thursday. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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