Labor Day across the US

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Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks during a campaign event at East Carolina University, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 in Greenville, N.C. (AP PhotoMary Altaffer)
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Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks during a campaign event at East Carolina University, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Greenville, N.C. (AP PhotoMary Altaffer)
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President Barack Obama, right, greets supporters on the tarmac upon his arrival at Toledo Express Airport, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, in Toledo, Ohio. (AP PhotoPablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder greets volunteer Georgia Prillwitz of Mackinaw City at the end of the annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. Prillwitz was passing out certificates to anyone who walked across the five-mile span that connects Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas. (AP PhotoJohn L. Russell)
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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder leads the annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, across the five-mile span that connect Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas. (AP PhotoJohn L. Russell)
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Bagpipers from VMI marched in the Labor Day parade in Buena Vista, Va. on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. The parade is the first big political event of the season in the Shenandoah Valley. (AP PhotoThe Daily News Leader, Pat Jarrett)
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Sen. Mark Warner hugs Mary Harrison while he walks in the parade during the Labor Day parade in Buena Vista, Va. on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. The parade is the first big political event of the season in the Shenandoah Valley. (AP PhotoThe Daily News Leader, Pat Jarrett)
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George Washington re-enactor James R. Manship carries the flag that flew over the first United States Navy in the Revolutionary War during the Labor Day parade in Buena Vista, Va. on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. Manship said the flag, which reads "Appeal to Heaven," also symbolizes what he calls "a new revolution from Massachusetts, the Romney-Ryan revolution." The parade is the first big political event of the season in the Shenandoah Valley. (AP PhotoThe Daily News Leader, Pat Jarrett)
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Republican senatorial candidate George Allen shakes the hand of a woman over a line of political signs supporting Democrat opponent Tim Kaine. Green space near roads and public areas were choked with political advertising during the Labor Day parade in Buena Vista, Va. The parade is the first big political event of the season in the Shenandoah Valley. (AP PhotoThe Daily News Leader, Pat Jarrett)
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Dean Brown takes a little rest as she sits with Kathy Smith, off left, behind Smith's 1966 Chevy Impala. Mansfield Park was the scene of the annual Labor Day picnic Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Muncie, Ind. There was plenty of food and drinks, bounce houses for the kids, ticket drawings and of course a car show. (AP PhotoThe Star Press, Kurt Hostetler)
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Luise Hemberger, 8, gets very excited as her mother, Karen Hemberger who is the interim director of the local United Way, is introduced and goes to the front to say a few words. Mansfield Park was the scene of the annual Labor Day picnic Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Muncie, Ind. There was plenty of food and drinks, bounce houses for the kids, ticket drawings and of course a car show. (AP PhotoThe Star Press, Kurt Hostetler)
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Riley Brown, 5, seems pretty excited as she gets to the slide at the end of the inflatable bouncy course. Mansfield Park was the scene of the annual Labor Day picnic Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Muncie, Ind. There was plenty of food and drinks, bounce houses for the kids, ticket drawings and of course a car show. (AP PhotoThe Star Press, Kurt Hostetler)

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