Article Photos: Va. escapes worst of recession but new fears ahead 11/13

  This Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 photo shows a handmade political sign posted along the main street in Hillsboro, Va., near Leesburg. President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are dueling over the size of government and defense cuts, pouring tens of millions of dollars into this crucial battleground, a state where military spending adds enormous sums to the local economy. The winner will claim Virginiaís 13 critical electoral votes - and most likely, better odds for capturing the White House. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)