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In pictures: Voters gather in Denver for Romney and Obama's first round

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Chris Bandrowsky, 20, of Denver, dressed in red, white and blue, gives the thumbs up while having his picture taken at DebateFest.

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Organizers complete some last-minute stage setup for the presidential debate on Wednesday.

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Joseph Huff, wearing a Mitt Romney mask, left, and Morgan Goodwin, wearing a Barack Obama mask, from ElectionsNotAuctions.org, protest outside the University of Denver before Wednesday’s debate.

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Ellen Leslie takes a photo of Danielle Gillespie with cardboard cut-outs of Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama at DebateFest at the University of Denver on Wednesday.

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Lloyd Holman holds up a sign to show support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a group of U.S. President Barack Obama supporters gathers nearby.

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Obama supporters rally outside the University of Denver on Wednesday.

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, watch son Matt play a game of Jenga in the hold room before the debate.

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Singer will.i.am talks with Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett before the presidential debate.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama gestures prior to the first presidential debate between the President and Mitt Romney.

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Ann Romney smiles at the start of the debate in Denver.

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney shakes hands with President Barack Obama at the start of the first 2012 U.S. presidential debate in Denver on Wednesday.

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President Barack Obama listens as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney makes a point during the first presidential debate in Denver on Wednesday.

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President Barack Obama answers a question as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and moderator Jim Lehrer listen during Wednesday’s presidential debate.

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