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Videos from the US: the debate

US presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama faced each other in Nashville, Tennessee, in their second debate ahead of November's general election.

BBC News website readers sent their views on the debate as it happened using video upload sites Phreadz and Qik video.

This is a summary of some of the videos we received on the Phreadz and Qik BBC Have Your Say websites.

BEFORE THE DEBATE

Debate expectations

Our video viewers share their expectations before the candidates start their televised debate.

One of them wonders if the gloves will come off as expected or if the debate will turn out to be a bit boring.

Others consider how they plan to watch and why.

DURING THE DEBATE

Viewers watch the debate via several different means

In the middle of the debate, viewers discuss their reactions to this debate in comparison with the last.

They also talk about different ways of watching, how listening to the debate on the radio makes a difference, and show how they can be with others online in the virtual world of Second Life.

AFTER THE DEBATE

Video contributors react after the debate

After the debate, video bloggers upload their conclusions.

What did they make of the debate as a whole?

Some are making up their minds as the election gets closer.

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