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In pictures: US election countdown

Election volunteers set up precinct 8 at the Thankful Baptist Church in the SE section of Washington, DC

On the eve of the United States presidential election, officials across the country are busy setting up polling stations.

John McCain and his wife Cindy in Tampa, Florida, on 3/11/08

Republican candidate John McCain is undertaking an 11th-hour dash across seven states to shore up his support.

Senator John McCain

He visited several key states, including Pennsylvania, on a whistle stop final day of campaigning.

Governor Sarah Palin

McCain's running-mate Sarah Palin urged supporters in the swing state of Iowa not to give up the fight, despite trailing in opinion polls.

Barack Obama at a rally in Jacksonville, Florida

Democratic candidate Barack Obama is targeting three states on his final day of campaigning - all won by the Republicans in 2004.

Barack Obama greets supporters at the rally in Jacksonville, Florida

He told supporters at a rally in Jacksonville, Florida, that change was just one day away.

Voters at an Ohio polling booth

Millions of Americans voted early in the election, including in the key state of Ohio.

Electoral College votes

Winning post 270
Obama - Democrat
McCain - Republican
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