Candidates gather prior to the debate

Democratic presidential hopefuls, from left, Rep. Richard Gephardt, D-Mo., Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., the Rev. Al Sharpton, former Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, Sen.John Edwards, D-N.C., former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., gather prior to their debate sponsored by ABC's "Nightline" and WMUR-TV 9 on Dec. 9 at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H.
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