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HANOVER, NH - OCTOBER 11:
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) makes a point during the presidential debate sponsored by The Washington Post and Bloomberg at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, October 11, 2011. Talk show host Charlie Rose moderates the event, featuring eight Republican candidates. (Photo by Tony Sandys/The Washington Post)

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