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US debate: your videos

White House hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain have clashed over foreign policy and the economy in their first debate.

BBC readers have been sending in their video reaction to the debate. Here, four people from across the world respond to the first debate.

JOE, AFGHAN IN BEIJING

Joe Nasser's views on the first presidential debate

Joe says that Obama is charismatic but McCain gives clear-cut examples of how he would act in office.

To be president you need to have well-planned achievable goals, he says.

AMIR FIROOZ, IRANIAN IN CANADA

Amir's views on the first presidential debate

Amir says there was a big difference in the candidates' attitude to war.

John McCain said he would not use the military again where American forces may be defeated. Obama said he would use military wisely.

RUPERT HOWE, BRIT IN VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA

Rupert Howe's views on the first presidential debate

Rupert says McCain launched constant attacks on Obama throughout the debate while Obama was more polite and less personal.

AMIN SABETI, ZAHEDAN, IRAN

Amin's views on the first presidential debate

Amin thinks Obama won the debate over all. He gave clear answers to all the questions, especially on the financial crisis.

In contrast, McCain struggled with some of his responses, says Amin.




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