A general view through the iron fence outside of the North Lawn of the White House in Washington

 
A general view through the iron fence outside of the North Lawn of the White House in Washington
A general view through the iron fence outside of the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, January 24, 2012. U.S. President Barack Obama will pitch new initiatives on jobs, taxes and housing in an election-year State of the Union address on Tuesday as he seizes his biggest moment yet on the national stage to make a sweeping case for a second term. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)