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In pictures: US primaries

Barack Obama and wife Michelle at a rally on 6 May 2008 in Raleigh, North Carolina

Barack Obama has decisively won North Carolina's Democratic primary, boosting his campaign after a recent rocky patch.

Hillary Clinton in Indianapolis on 6 May 2008

His rival Hillary Clinton claimed a slim victory in Tuesday's other vote at Indiana and pledged to go "full speed on to the White House".

John McCain in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on 6 May 2008

The two Democrats have been locked in a drawn-out battle to stand against Republican John McCain in November's presidential vote.

Clinton supporters in Indianapolis on 6 May 2008

Correspondents say Mrs Clinton needed to do better to catch up with Mr Obama, whose lead is said to now look increasingly unassailable.

Obama supporters in Raleigh, North Carolina, on 6 May 2008

Senator Obama told cheering supporters that regardless of who was eventually chosen as the Democratic nominee, the party would be united for November's election.

A worker organizes ballots and other voting paperwork at the Williston Middle School polling station in Wilmington, North Carolina, 6 May, 2008

The polls were the last two major electoral prizes before the Democratic nomination convention in August.

Jesse McGee, right, looks out as his wife Remonia, casts her ballot in Unionville, North Carolina, 6 May, 2008

Altogether, 187 delegates were at stake in the two states, nearly half the pledged delegates left. Six primaries remain before voting ends in a month.



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