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People line up to see President Barack Obama at the Bowling Green State University Stroh Center Wednesday.

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The president isn't expected until later Wednesday, but people began lining up early in the day.

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Heavy equipment, left, is used to form a barrier between the arena grounds at East Wooster Street.

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The line started at the door of the arena and snaked throughout the parking lot.

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While the president will speak in Bowling Green, Mitt Romney is slated to speak in Toledo later in the day.

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The line of supporters moved closer to the new arena on the BGSU campus.

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A sniper keeps a close eye while waiting for President Obama to arrive at Toledo Express Airport.

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A spectator keeps dry from the rain while waiting for President Obama to arrive at Toledo Express Airport.

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Air Force One heads into the fog as it does a go-around before landing at Toledo Express Airport.

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Air Force One touches down as President Obama arrives.

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A woman is carried away on a stretcher as President Barack Obama arrives.

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President Obama waves to the waiting crowd from Air Force One.

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President Obama salutes the Air Force officers waiting at the base of the steps next to Air Force One.

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President Barack Obama is greeted by Yvonne Harper, left, County Commissioners Tina Wozniak, Carol Contrada, and State Rep. Teresa Fedor.

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A crowd greets President Obama after deplaning.

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The President shakes hands and signs autographs for the crowd of supporters.

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A spectator snaps a photo of President Obama as he chats with a visitor.

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Members of the Secret Service keep a close eye on all those gathered at the airport to greet the president.

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President Obama hands an autographed note to Nathan Brown, 10, of Columbus, as he stands with his sister Lydia, 10, and father Mark Brown. Each youth received a note to take to school explaining why they were absent.

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Lydia Brown, 8, of Columbus shows the autograph she received from President Obama.

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Truda Kynard, Toledo, shows the two medals she received from President Obama. Ms. Kynard is the mother of Army Lt. Col. Calyes Kynard, and Air Force Master Sgt. Truman Kynard.

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The crowd a the Bowling Green State University Stroh Center eagerly awaits the arrival of President Obama.

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Lauren Allah, a Bowling Green State University sophomore, sings the National Anthem before President Barack Obama's speech.

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President Barack Obama enters the Stroh Center.

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President Obama campaigns at the Bowling Green State University Stroh Center.

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The crowd cheers as President Obama takes the stage at the arena.

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President Obama speaks to students, faculty, and area residents in Bowling Green.

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“When my opponent said we should let Detroit go bankrupt that would have meant walking away from an industry that supports 1 in 8 Ohio jobs. ... When he said that, I said no. I am going to bet on American workers," Obama said.

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The president started his speech with an early pitch to get college students out to vote early - which in Ohio starts in six days.

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The president peppered in college student friendly promises throughout his remarks inside the campus arena. At the same time, he painted Mr. Romney as bad for their generation.

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Ahnia Logan, 11, of Toledo, beams as she listens to President Obama speak.

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“I am not going to ask the students here to pay more for college or kick some kids off of Head Start,” to pay for a tax cut for the wealthy, the president promised.

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The crowd listens as President Obama speaks during a campaign stop at the Bowling Green State University.

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The president was greeted with chants of "four more years."

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President Obama has traveled to Ohio 29 times since the start of his presidency, including this trip. In 2012, he has now traveled to Ohio 12 times.

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A supporter signals the hope of four more years in the White House for President Obama.

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“I want to export more products and export less jobs,” President Obama said to more than 5,500 people at BGSU’s Stroh Center.

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A supporters takes a picture of President Obama on stage during his visit to Wood County.

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The new Stroh Center on the campus of Bowling Green State University was packed for the president's appearance.

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Spectators listen with rapt attention as President Obama campaigns to keep his job.

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Donaya Barnes, 9, of Toledo, left, and Riley Minich of Fremont, listen to President Obama's speech.

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A woman adorned in American flags shows her support for President Obama by holding a sign with his campaign's 'Forward' slogan.

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President Obama waves to the crowd following his speech in Bowling Green.

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President Obama gives a hug to a supporter after his speech.

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A young supporter of the president lights up with a smile as she meets him.

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The president reaches over the crowd to shake hands with supporters as he leaves the arena.

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The president takes time to chat with a young person who came to the Stroh Center to hear him speak.

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Students and area residents clamor to shake the president's hand as he leaves. Two lines of cutline here and here and her eand her eand her eand her eand her eand her and her and her eand her eand here. 

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Students wish the president well on the rest of his campaign.

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Supporters watch as President Barack Obama leaves the Bowling Green State University Stroh Center following a campaign rally.

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President Barack Obama takes the stage.

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President Obama waves to the crowd.

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Riley Minich, 16, of Fremont hugs President Barack Obama.

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Riley Minich 16, of Fremont, is overcome with emotion after hugging President Barack Obama.

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President Obama speaks at the Stroh Center.

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with audience members after his speech.

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President Obama speaks at the Stroh Center.

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Audience members listen as President Barack Obama speaks.

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Audience members listen as President Barack Obama speaks.

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President Barack Obama arrives in the second limo as he departs Toledo Express Airport.

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President Obama waves as he departs Toledo Express Airport.

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Secret Service agents watch as Air Force One and President Obama depart.

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Air Force One takes off from Toledo Express Airport.

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