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Before President Barack Obama took to the stage at the Kissimmee Civic Center, various television news stations made brief broadcast reports.

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Scott McIntyre/Staff Before President Barack Obama took to the stage at the Kissimmee Civic Center, various television news stations made brief broadcast reports.

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Buttons, stickers, and signs were in full force by supporters of President Barack Obama at the Kissimmee Civic Center on Saturday September 8, 2012.
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Attendees wait outside the Kissimmee Civic Center on Saturday September 8, 2012 to be let inside to watch President Barack Obama speak.
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President Barack Obama addresses a large crowd at the Kissimmee Civic Center on Saturday September 8, 2012.
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President Barack Obama addresses a large crowd at the Kissimmee Civic Center on Saturday September 8, 2012.
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Attendees wait outside the Kissimmee Civic Center on Saturday September 8, 2012 to be let inside to watch President Barack Obama speak.
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President Barack Obama waves to supporters after addressing the crowd at a campaign event at the Kissimmee Civic Center on Saturday September 8, 2012.
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Historic buildings line the street in Downtown Kissimme, FL.
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Before President Barack Obama took to the stage at the Kissimmee Civic Center, various television news stations made brief broadcast reports.
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While waiting in line at the Kissimmee Civic Center to see President Barack Obama, AnneMarie Smith gets her photo taken in front of a welcome sign on Saturday September 8, 2012.
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Blaze Vazquez, 17, right and Cody Thoman, 17, help each other sit in relaxation while they wait along with a large crowd to see President Barack Obama at the Kissimmee Civic Center on Saturday September 8, 2012.
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Zul Estrelle, left, and Andrea Sotres, right operate a stand at a local flea market in Kissimmee where a portion is devoted to Puerto Rican memorabilia. Estrelle, who is Puerto Rican, has been living in Kissimmee for 13 years and believes that local Puerto Ricans are seeking the same sort of President that everyone else wants to see.
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In the long line of people waiting to be let in to see President Barack Obama speak at the Kissimmee Civic Center on Saturday September 8, 2012, volunteers passed through the crowd registering people to vote.
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President Barack Obama greets supporters with handshakes and smiles as he enters the Kissimmee Civic Center on Saturday September 8, 2012.
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In only a matter of an hour, banners and signs were taken down after President Barack Obama addressed a large crowd at the Kissimmee Civic Center on Saturday September 8, 2012.
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President Barack Obama addresses a large crowd at the Kissimmee Civic Center on Saturday September 8, 2012.
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Zul Estrelle has lived in Kissimmee for 13 years. Originally from Puerto Rico, Estrelle operates a stand of various goods and Puerto Rican memorabilia at a local flea market in Kissimmee.
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Various Puerto Rican signs and memorabilia are on display at Zul Estrelle and Andrea Sotres' stand at a local flea market in Kissimmee. They say that their Puerto Rican items sell quite well due to the large Puerto Rican population.
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Street signs and a patriotic presence go hand in hand in the downtown area of Kissimmee, FL.
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The line of people awaiting to be let in to see President Barack Obama at the Kissimmee Civic Center, waits alongside a painted mural with how Downtown Kissimmee looked in an older time on Saturday September 8, 2012.

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