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Photos: Voices of Ashburn, Virginia

Updated 6:04 PM ET, Fri January 18, 2013
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Stephanie Brunotts knocked on doors for Barack Obama. She hopes the Republicans in Congress will work with Obama in his second term. John Nowak/CNN
Psychologist Mike Oberschneider says he'd like to do a group therapy session with the president and members of Congress to help them talk in reasonable terms. John Nowak/CNN
It took a long time for Barbara Mitchell to find her roots in Panama. Now she's working to empower Latinos.
Danny Hurdle sees the change in Ashburn through the customers at his barbeque joint. Not everyone eats pig, he discovered. And not everyone votes Republican. John Nowak/CNN
Executive Ralph Buona ran for office because he thought local government needed an infusion of business sense. He wishes Obama would run America like a business. John Nowak/CNN
Caleb Weitz, 25, says he's not relying on Social Security when he retires but he hopes he can grow old in a strong and respected America. John Nowak/CNN
Madeline Lewis wants President Obama to do something about America's inner cities. She also wants him to bring back manufacturing to America. John Nowak/CNN
Nepal native Hari Sharma believes Obama's policies are welcoming of immigrants. Republicans concede they need to do more to reach out to Asian-Americans. John Nowak/CNN
Bob Klancher says Obama's words and policies promote divisiveness. In his second term, Klancher says, the president should become a true leader and work with everyone. John Nowak/CNN