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Debate stand-ins

<p>Zach Gonzales (L), stand-in for Mitt Romney, and President Obama stand-in Dia Mohamed rehearse on stage for the debate at the University of Denver, October 2, 2012. 

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Zach Gonzales (L), stand-in for Mitt Romney, and President Obama stand-in Dia Mohamed rehearse on stage for the debate at the University of Denver, October 2, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Zach Gonzales (L), stand-in for Mitt Romney, and President Obama stand-in Dia Mohamed rehearse on stage for the debate at the University of Denver, October 2, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

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<p>Zach Gonzales, stand-in for Mitt Romney, rehearses on stage ahead of the debate at the University of Denver, October 2, 2012. 

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Zach Gonzales, stand-in for Mitt Romney, rehearses on stage ahead of the debate at the University of Denver, October 2, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Zach Gonzales, stand-in for Mitt Romney, rehearses on stage ahead of the debate at the University of Denver, October 2, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

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<p>President Obama stand-in Dia Mohamed rehearses on stage ahead of the debate at the University of Denver, October 2, 2012. 

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President Obama stand-in Dia Mohamed rehearses on stage ahead of the debate at the University of Denver, October 2, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

President Obama stand-in Dia Mohamed rehearses on stage ahead of the debate at the University of Denver, October 2, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

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<p>A worker helps to erect an ornamental eagle on the stage for the presidential debate in Denver, October 1, 2012. 

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A worker helps to erect an ornamental eagle on the stage for the presidential debate in Denver, October 1, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A worker helps to erect an ornamental eagle on the stage for the presidential debate in Denver, October 1, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Zach Gonzales, stand-in for Mitt Romney, and President Obama stand-in Dia Mohamed prepare to rehearse  ahead of the debate in Denver, October 2, 2012. 

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Zach Gonzales, stand-in for Mitt Romney, and President Obama stand-in Dia Mohamed prepare to rehearse ahead of the debate in Denver, October 2, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Zach Gonzales, stand-in for Mitt Romney, and President Obama stand-in Dia Mohamed prepare to rehearse ahead of the debate in Denver, October 2, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

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<p>A man tests a telephone installed in the media center set up for the debate at the University of Denver, October 1, 2012.

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A man tests a telephone installed in the media center set up for the debate at the University of Denver, October 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A man tests a telephone installed in the media center set up for the debate at the University of Denver, October 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

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<p>A worker helps to erect an ornamental eagle on the stage as others place a podium for the presidential debate in Denver, October 1, 2012. 
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A worker helps to erect an ornamental eagle on the stage as others place a podium for the presidential debate in Denver, October 1, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A worker helps to erect an ornamental eagle on the stage as others place a podium for the presidential debate in Denver, October 1, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Thomas Fitzgerald of the Philadelphia Inquirer sits alone in the media center set up for the debate at the University of Denver, October 1, 2012. 

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Thomas Fitzgerald of the Philadelphia Inquirer sits alone in the media center set up for the debate at the University of Denver, October 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Thomas Fitzgerald of the Philadelphia Inquirer sits alone in the media center set up for the debate at the University of Denver, October 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

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<p>The stage is set up before rehearsals on for the first of the 2012 presidential debates, held at the University of Denver, October 2, 2012. 

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The stage is set up before rehearsals on for the first of the 2012 presidential debates, held at the University of Denver, October 2, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The stage is set up before rehearsals on for the first of the 2012 presidential debates, held at the University of Denver, October 2, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

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