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Obama And First Lady Spend National Day Of Service At D.C.'s Burrville Elementary School, Kicking Off Inaugural Weekend (PHOTOS)

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama stain a bookshelf at Burrville Elementary School in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, as the the first family participated in a community service project for the National Day of Service, part of the 57th Presidential Inauguration. | AP

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama wants Americans to take time out and volunteer for community service projects to give back to others.

Obama is highlighting a National Day of Service and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday, the beginning of a whirlwind weekend of inaugural events marking the end of his first term and start of his second.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama stained a bookshelf at Burrville Elementary School in D.C. They were joined by about 500 volunteers for the school makeover project.

Obama praised the volunteers, from adults to children, for understanding the importance of giving back.

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