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Third presidential debate 2008

John McCain, left, with his wife, Cindy, and Barack Obama, with his wife, Michelle, wave to the crowd at the end of the final presidential debate. The face-off at Hofstra University was the last time voters would see the two candidates debating side by side before election day, Nov. 4. McCain failed to deliver a clear knockout blow during the debate despite a series of sharp verbal clashes with Obama about higher taxes, negative campaigning, former radical William Ayers and a bald man nicknamed Joe the Plumber. Win McNamee / Getty Images
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