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3:38 PM, Feb 14, 2013   |    comments
  • President Obama looks at a boy with a magnifying glass while visiting children at College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center. Obama traveled to Georgia to promote economic and educational initiatives he spoke about in this week's State of the Union. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Cakes & Ale employees prepare lunch for the White House Press Corps (Valerie Hoff, 11Alive News)
  • Air Force One touches down at Dobbins Air Reserve Base
  • People line up, anxious to see President Obama (Jerry Carnes, 11Alive News)
  • A Decatur family waits to see President Obama (Jerry Carnes, 11Alive News)
  • Decatur loves President Obama (Paula Maiberger)
  • President Obama climbs into an SUV and gets ready to head to Decatur
  • Air Force One touches down at Dobbins Air Reserve Base
  • Waiting for President Obama in Decatur (Rebecca Lindstrom, 11Alive News)
  • Waiting for President Obama in Decatur (Rebecca Lindstrom, 11Alive News)
  • President Obama deplanes at Dobbins Air Reserve Base
  • Dobbins Air Reserve Base prepares for President Obama's arrival. (Al Ashe, 11Alive News)
  • A family anxiously awaits President Obama's arrival in Decatur (Donna Lowry, 11Alive News)
  • Clairee Jones (l) made a quilt to honor President Obama (Donna Lowry, 11Alive News)
  • Twins Paige and Allie, who attend College Heights, can't wait to see President Obama (Paula Maiberger)
  • 6-year-old Price made a sign to welcome President Obama to Decatur (Donna Lowry, 11Alive News)
  • Waiting for President Obama at Dobbins Air Reserve Base (Al Ashe, 11Alive News)
  • Spectators line up, hoping to catch a glimpse of President Obama (Jerry Carnes, 11Alive News)
  • The White House Press Corps lunch, provided by Cakes & Ale (Valerie Hoff, 11Alive News)
  • An area for President Obama to meet VIPs at Dobbins Air Reserve Base (Al Ashe, 11Alive News)
  • Photographers wait to capture President Obama's arrival at Dobbins Air Reserve Base (Al Ashe, 11Alive News)
  • Delta Air Lines, Atlanta's hometown airline, provides a way for President Obama to deplane (Al Ashe, 11Alive News)
  • 9-year-old Nora made a sign to welcome President Obama to Decatur (Donna Lowry, 11Alive News)
  • President Obama plays a learning game while visiting children at College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center. Obama traveled to Georgia to promote economic and educational initiatives he spoke about in this week's State of the Union. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
  • President Obama visits children at College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center. Obama traveled to Georgia to promote economic and educational initiatives he spoke about in this week's State of the Union. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
  • President Obama speaks at the Decatur Community Recreation Center. Obama traveled to Georgia to promote economic and educational initiatives he spoke about in this week's State of the Union. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
  • People run up Sycamore Street to greet President Obama's motorcade (Julie Wolfe, 11Alive News)
  • 11Alive photojournalist Charis Harris films environmental activists hoping to get President Obama's attention (Julie Wolfe, 11Alive News)
  • President Obama plays a learning game while visiting children at College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center. Obama traveled to Georgia to promote economic and educational initiatives he spoke about in this week's State of the Union. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
  • President Obama speaks to the crowd in Decatur (Rebecca Lindstrom, 11Alive News)
  • President's motorcade leaving school to go to Decatur Rec Center - Donna Lowry
  • President Obama speaks to the crowd in Decatur (Rebecca Lindstrom, 11Alive News)
  • President Obama uses a magnifying glass while he plays a learning game while visiting children at College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center. Obama traveled to Georgia to promote economic and educational initiatives he spoke about in this week's State of the Union. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
  • President Obama greets supporters after arriving at Dobbins Air Reserve Base (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Senior Airman Tumyra Byron, 25, Air Force Reservist from Cobb County stationed at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta. The President handed her a special Presidential coin as a gift
  • President Obama arrives in Decatur
  • Senior Airman Tumyra Byron, 25, Air Force Reservist from Cobb County stationed at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta. The President handed her a special Presidential coin as a gift
  • Child with sign welcomes President - Donna Lowry
  • Children excited to see the Presidential motorcade
  • President Obama encourages those in attendance to push children to strive to be their best
  • Crowds fill Decatur's streets, hoping to catch a glimpse of President Obama's motorcade (Julie Wolfe, 11Alive News)
  • Snipers on Decatur roofs keep President Obama safe (Julie Wolfe, 11Alive News)
  • Shai, Maria, and Carter show their Obama spirit with their sign. Submitted By:Shai from: Decatur, GA
  • President Obama gets a round of applause
  • President Obama mingles in the crowd after his speech in Decatur
    
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President Barack Obama visited Decatur's College Heights Early Childhood Development Center Thursday. The visit comes two days after his State of the Union speech, where the president praised Georgia's pre-K program.

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