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In pictures: US campaign trail

Barack Obama in Columbus, Ohio

The two main contenders for the US presidency are involved in a final push for votes ahead of the election on Tuesday.

John McCain addresses a campaign rally at Strath Haven High School in Wallingford, Pennsylvania

The Republican candidate, Senator John McCain, has embarked on a tour encompassing Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Florida.

Obama supporter in Columbus, Ohio

The Democratic nominee and front-runner, Senator Barack Obama, is attending rallies in Ohio.

McCain rally

In Wallingford, Pennsylvania, Mr McCain, who is trailing in the polls, urged supporters to "knock on doors - with your help we can win".

Barack Obama and his wife wave to supporters in Columbus, Ohio

In a speech to a large crowd of supporters in Columbus, Ohio, Mr Obama urged voters to end "the politics that would divide a nation".

An Obama supporter walks into one of his campaign offices in downtown Delaware, Ohio

A BBC correspondent says the main priority for the parties now is to ensure that people who have already pledged their vote turn out on the day.

McCain supporters in Delaware, Ohio, work the phones in an effort to get people to vote for the Republican candidate

To this end, thousands of volunteers are making phone calls to registered voters, handing out brochures and knocking on household doors.

A pumpkin carved with the image of John McCain stands near the entrance of Strath Haven High School in Wallingford, Pennsylvania

Some 130 million Americans are expected to cast a vote, in a higher turnout than in any election since 1960. Millions have already voted early.




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