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Michelle Obama thrills Durango audience in campaign stop at college
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About 3,700 people greeted first lady Michelle Obama for her campaign stop at Whalen Gymnasium on the Fort Lewis College campus in Durango.
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JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
First lady Michelle Obama speaks to a packed Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday afternoon during a campaign stop in Durango.
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First lady Michelle Obama greets a packed Whalen Gymnasium on Wednesday afternoon during a campaign stop in Durango.
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First lady Michelle Obama greets supporters after speaking to a packed Whalen Gymnasium on Wednesday afternoon during a campaign stop in Durango.
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First lady Michelle Obama shakes the hand of Angelina Kondrat, 8, after speaking to a packed Whalen Gymnasium on Wednesday afternoon during a campaign stop in Durango.
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JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
First lady Michelle Obama greets supporters in Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday afternoon during a campaign stop in Durango.
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Supporters greet first lady Michelle Obama during her speech at Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday afternoon during a campaign stop in Durango.
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Jerry McBride/Durango Herald
First lady Michelle Obama supporters of all ages showed up to listen to her speech at Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday afternoon during a campaign stop in Durango.
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JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
First lady Michelle Obama speaks to a packed Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday afternoon during a campaign stop in Durango.
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JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
First lady Michelle Obama greets supporters during her speech at Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday afternoon during a campaign stop in Durango.
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Josh Stephenson/Durango Herald
Michelle Obama adresses the crowd at Fort Lewis College Wednesday evening.
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SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
As someone records on their iPad, others listen to the speech by first lady Michelle Obama on the campus of Fort Lewis College Wednesday.
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JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
Area Native American royalty listen to first lady Michelle Obama during her speech at Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday afternoon during a campaign stop in Durango.
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STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
Michelle Obama's jet arrives on Wednesday afternoon at the Durango-La Plata County Airport.
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SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
Reuniting for the visit of the first lady, Sara Martin hugs her friend Merideth Nass as they wait to enter Whalen Gymnasium on the campus of Fort Lewis College to see the speech by First lady Michelle Obama.
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Josh Stephenson/Durango HeraldMichelle Obama addresses the crowd at Whalen Gymnasium Wednesday evening.
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Josh Stephenson/Durango Herald
Michelle Obama addresses the crowd at Whalen Gymnasium Wednesday evening.

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SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald

Andrea Buchla of Farmington, NM holds a Mitt Romney poster and ballons next to crowds waiting to enter Whalen Gymnasium on the campus of Fort Lewis College.
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Josh Stephenson/Durango Herald
People in the crowd use cell phones to shoot photos and video of Michelle Obama during her address at Fort Lewis College.
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SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
It was a long wait for everyone prior to the arrival of first lady Michelle Obama in Whalen gym on the campus of Fort Lewis College.
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STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
A crowd of people, most of whom were not able to get into Whalen Gymnasium, greet Michelle Obama as she makes her exit on Wednesday evening at Fort Lewis College.
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Josh Stephenson/Durango HeraldAttendees cheer at the close of Michelle Obama's address at Fort Lewis College.
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SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
Fort Lewis College students cheer inside Whalen Gymnasium on the campus at the beginning of the speech by first lady Michelle Obama.
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Josh Stephenson/Durango Herald
Michelle Obama addresses the crowd at Whalen Gymnasium Wednesday evening.

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Jerry McBride/Durango Herald
First Lady Michelle Obama greets the crowd outside Whalen Gymnasium Wednesday.
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JOSH STEPHENSON/Durango Herald
Ken Luther of Farmington protests the Michelle Obama visit as a long line of people await entry to Whalen Gymnasium Wednesday afternoon.
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STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
Michelle Obama's motorcade leaves the Durango-La Plata County Airport en route to Fort Lewis College on Wednesday afternoon.
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STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
An onlooker snaps photos of the jet carrying Michelle Obama on Wednesday afternoon at the Durango-La Plata County Airport.
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STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
A line of hundreds waits for the chance to see Michelle Obama on Wednesday afternoon at Fort Lewis College.
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JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
Hundreds of cameras popped up to take pictures of First lady Michelle Obama during her speech at Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday afternoon during a campaign stop in Durango
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Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

Some people were just over joyed seeing first lady Michelle Obama during her speech at Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday afternoon during a campaign stop in Durango.
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Jerry McBride/Durango Herald
People in the crowd try to capture Michelle Obama with their cameras and phones.
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JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
Hundreds of cameras popped up to take pictures of First lady Michelle Obama during her speech at Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday afternoon during a campaign stop in Durango.
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Jerry McBride/Durango Herald
John Blazitis carries a republican sign and draws the attention of Julie Mehan as she waits before First lady Michelle Obama appearance at Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday afternoon during a campaign stop in Durango.
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JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
First lady Michelle Obama hugs a supporter outside of Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday afternoon during a campaign stop in Durango
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JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
First lady Michelle Obama greets supporters outside of Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday afternoon during a campaign stop in Durango
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