President Obama walks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace on Sunday night in Kabul. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama holds 4-year-old Barack Anthony Stroud at the University of Iowa Field House in Iowa City, Iowa, Thursday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama speaks at the Savannah Technical College in Georgia in March on job creation and the economy. Stephen Morton/Getty Images hide caption

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Clarissa Martinez de Castro of the National Council of La Raza talks to reporters after meeting with President Obama to discuss comprehensive immigration reform. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Obama greets Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado (right) before speaking at a fundraiser for Bennet in Denver. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Physician Assistant Tom Harward performs minor surgery at the Belington Clinic in Belington, W.Va. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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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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