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Last-minute stage setup for the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at the University of Denver takes place as seen in a television camera monitor Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
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Last-minute stage setup for the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at the University of Denver takes place as seen in a television camera monitor Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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