Elections

Hofstra debate through Instagram

Students stump for Romney, Obama and one promotes

Students stump for Romney, Obama and one promotes classic literature. (Oct. 16, 2012) Photo Credit: Newsday/Arnold Miller

Newsday staff and readers covered the 2012 Hofstra presidential debate via Instagram, an app which enhances the color and tone of the photographs and can also allow for special effects, such as the appearance of a Polaroid photo or other vintage look.

If it wasn't real before.. It sure is
Photo Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions

If it wasn't real before.. It sure is now. #hofdebates

Go to the back of the student center
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Go to the back of the student center to learn about everything presidential!

WE DID IT!
Photo Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions

WE DID IT!

Even the stop signs are decked out. #hofdebate
Photo Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions

Even the stop signs are decked out. #hofdebate

Students handing out Obama signs by the MSNBC
Photo Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions

Students handing out Obama signs by the MSNBC stand. #hofdebate

Senior Samantha Ferarra gets interviewed by a HU
Photo Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions

Senior Samantha Ferarra gets interviewed by a HU media student. #hofdebate

Geraldo Rivera speaks via radio in the Student
Photo Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions

Geraldo Rivera speaks via radio in the Student Center. #hofdebate

And now we board the media bus. Fun
Photo Credit: Patrick Whittle

And now we board the media bus. Fun night! #hofdebate

Not a protestor in sight at 1045pm outside
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Not a protestor in sight at 1045pm outside #hofdebate

Viewing party line forming outside of HofUSA #hofdebate
Photo Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions

Viewing party line forming outside of HofUSA #hofdebate

Here's some humor for you! #hofdebate
Photo Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions

Here's some humor for you! #hofdebate

Student handprints on the window of the Student
Photo Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions

Student handprints on the window of the Student Center #hofdebate

Students can pose next to cardboard cutouts of
Photo Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions

Students can pose next to cardboard cutouts of the candidates. #hofdebate

Sirius live radio #hofdebate
Photo Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions

Sirius live radio #hofdebate

Student protesters display their signs for the media.
Photo Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions

Student protesters display their signs for the media. #hofdebate

#HofDebate! who's excited?!?!
Photo Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions

#HofDebate! who's excited?!?!

Want to find out the truth? #HofDebate with
Photo Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions

Want to find out the truth? #HofDebate with @NowThisNews

Obama has landed!!
Photo Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions

Obama has landed!!

Sophomore Spencer MacDonald gets interviewed about his views
Photo Credit: Reader Katy Dirienzo of Hofstra Admissions

Sophomore Spencer MacDonald gets interviewed about his views on Obama. #hofdebate

Rick Lazio says debate was “a little bit
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Rick Lazio says debate was “a little bit feisty." #hofdebate (Oct. 16, 2012)

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"The difference is, he won." Kerry calls it for Obama.

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Here we go! Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz makes
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Here we go! Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz makes opening statement #hofdebate ?tes

Big crowd at
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Big crowd at "a viewer's guide to televised debates" at J.C. Adams Playhouse on South campus

iPhone photo participants on the debate floor at
Photo Credit: Newsday Jeff Schamberry

iPhone photo participants on the debate floor at Hofstra taken at 8:30 PM. (Oct 16, 2012)

Reporters reporting. Go time is near. #hofdebate (Oct.
Photo Credit: Newsday/Patrick Whittle

Reporters reporting. Go time is near. #hofdebate (Oct. 16, 2012)

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has been hard to
Photo Credit: Patrick Whittle

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has been hard to pry away from TV cameras. #hofdebate

Louisiana's Bobby Jindal touting Romney on Education
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Louisiana's Bobby Jindal touting Romney on Education "Gov. Romney believes you got to empower parents and give them more choices." #edchat #schoolchoice

Mini viewing parties popping up wherever there's a
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Mini viewing parties popping up wherever there's a tv set #hofdebate ?tes

LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says the main question
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LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says the main question of debate night should be "which Mitt Romney is going to show up?". #hofdebate

Former Gov. Pataki says
Photo Credit: Patrick Whittle

Former Gov. Pataki says "what we need are jobs," and that's why he backs Romney. #hofdebate

Chris Matthews broadcasting from #HofstraU for the ?tes
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Chris Matthews broadcasting from #HofstraU for the ?tes @newsday

Nassau County Exec @edmangano making the rounds at
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Nassau County Exec @edmangano making the rounds at Hofstra debate. Says he's excited for Nassau resident to have opportunity to ask q's of candidates

Obama supporters at the Chris Matthews broadcast from
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Obama supporters at the Chris Matthews broadcast from #HofstraU ?tes

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Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa

Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa

Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa

TVs in the media center are tuned in
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TVs in the media center are tuned in and ready!

Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa

Obama and Romney chained to the guy from
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Obama and Romney chained to the guy from Monopoly, protesting outside of the main gate of the Hofstra campus.

Comptroller DiNapoli says prez race is big for
Photo Credit: Patrick Whittle

Comptroller DiNapoli says prez race is big for underticket, especially Bishop.

@hofstrau Hofstra students hold their signs behind MSNBC's
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@hofstrau Hofstra students hold their signs behind MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews. ?tes @newsday

John Sununu, who said he saw my earlier
Photo Credit: Patrick Whittle

John Sununu, who said he saw my earlier posts about my acting career on Twitter.

iPhone photo of the debate floor at Hofstra
Photo Credit: Newsday Jeff Schamberry

iPhone photo of the debate floor at Hofstra taken at 6:30 PM. (Oct 16, 2012) Newsday/Jeff Schamberry

Howard Dean says Romney
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Howard Dean says Romney "appears to have no inner core whatsoever." #hofdebate

Students form a line throughout the student center
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Students form a line throughout the student center to get their hands on some debate swag ?tes

Patchogue resident who wanted to remain nameless #hofstra
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Patchogue resident who wanted to remain nameless #hofstra ?te

Big Bird rhetoric is back. #hofstra ?te
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Big Bird rhetoric is back. #hofstra ?te

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry is surrounded by press
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Massachusetts Senator John Kerry is surrounded by press before the debate.

Live shots outside the debate hall @HofstraU as
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Live shots outside the debate hall @HofstraU as the sun sets

Filing into the student center after activity on
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Filing into the student center after activity on the quad has quieted down ?tes

Long Islanders welcome #romney to #hofstra ?te
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Long Islanders welcome #romney to #hofstra ?te

@hofstrau Brock Sumner, 21 senior and James Holman,
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@hofstrau Brock Sumner, 21 senior and James Holman, 19, sophomore show their support for Romney. ?tes @newsday

Some reporter had #obama and #romney cookies on
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Some reporter had #obama and #romney cookies on their desk #hofdebate

Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz

Edna Lockhart, of Hempstead, waits outside Hofstra university
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Edna Lockhart, of Hempstead, waits outside Hofstra university before the debate.

@hofstrau Students wait in line to enter the
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@hofstrau Students wait in line to enter the viewing party held at Hofstra. ?tes @newsday

.@HofstraU puts on a great show, but I
Photo Credit: Sam Guzik

.@HofstraU puts on a great show, but I miss ?tes @WUSTL

It wouldn't be a debate on Long Island
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It wouldn't be a debate on Long Island without garlic knots. #hofdebate

@hofstrau Telemundo setting up debate coverage at Hofstra.
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@hofstrau Telemundo setting up debate coverage at Hofstra. ?tes @newsday

Inside the #Melville Marriott, where Pres. Obama is
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Inside the #Melville Marriott, where Pres. Obama is staying right now before the ?tes. Looking for John Kerry, among others.

Steve Rice, 53, of Commack, a registered Conservative,
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Steve Rice, 53, of Commack, a registered Conservative, voices his opinion outside the ?te #hofstra

Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz

Who loves debates? De-fishes!
Photo Credit: Sam Guzik

Who loves debates? De-fishes!

Nassau County's Finest monitoring the protestors ?te #hofstra
Photo Credit: Nicole Fuller

Nassau County's Finest monitoring the protestors ?te #hofstra

@hofstrau Hofstra students answer 'what would you do
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@hofstrau Hofstra students answer 'what would you do if you were president?'. ?tes @newsday

These guys are a big hit on campus
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

These guys are a big hit on campus ?tes

By the way, the
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

By the way, the "hi mom" sign was just an attention grab for the MSNBC camera. This was on the reverse. ?tes

Students in the MSNBC crowd are talking about
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Students in the MSNBC crowd are talking about what they hope to hear during the ?te

Ian Steinberg and Victoria Kaso, members of the
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Ian Steinberg and Victoria Kaso, members of the Nassau County Democratic Committee, work on a sign to wave around the MSNBC stage on live TV ?tes

A man selling #romney and #obama buttons for
Photo Credit: Nicole Fuller

A man selling #romney and #obama buttons for $2 outside the ?te #hofstra

Photo Credit: Nicole Fuller

Protestors outside Hagedorn Hall at #hofstra Police say
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Protestors outside Hagedorn Hall at #hofstra Police say about 250 people here

@hofstrau Hofstra students show support for Romney. ?tes
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@hofstrau Hofstra students show support for Romney. ?tes @newsday

This giant infographic touchscreen is fun. #hofdebate
Photo Credit: Patrick Whittle

This giant infographic touchscreen is fun. #hofdebate

@hofstrau Hofstra students pose questions to experts on
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@hofstrau Hofstra students pose questions to experts on SiriusXM's POTUS. ?tes @newsday

?te #hofstra
Photo Credit: Nicole Fuller

?te #hofstra

Pete King (R-Seaford) says Romney can win here,
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Pete King (R-Seaford) says Romney can win here, "in the heart of middle class suburbia." #hofdebate

Seaford's Bryan Goodovitch, a Hofstra grad student, shows
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Seaford's Bryan Goodovitch, a Hofstra grad student, shows off the "souvenir ticket," which gets them on the bus that takes them to claim their real debate ticket ?tes

Obama supporters clear security
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Obama supporters clear security

Allison Roye, 18, of Huntington, waits on line
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Allison Roye, 18, of Huntington, waits on line to board a bus that will take her to claim her debate ticket. (Oct. 16, 2012)

@hofstrau Valeria Camargo, 18 and Taylyn Carter, 18
Photo Credit: Alex Hymab

@hofstrau Valeria Camargo, 18 and Taylyn Carter, 18 freshmen at Hofstra pose with a cardboard cutout of their favorite candidate. ?tes @newsday

Hofstra students getting checked on to the bus
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Hofstra students getting checked on to the bus after receiving debate tickets ?tes

The Packer arrived!!!
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The Packer arrived!!!

Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa

Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa

Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa

Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa

Hofstra student and Obama supporter Corey Rae @crae369
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Hofstra student and Obama supporter Corey Rae @crae369

Rep. Xavier Becerra is here. Says Obama can't
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Rep. Xavier Becerra is here. Says Obama can't let Mitt "ditch and dodge." #hofdebate

Michael Stankiewicz, 19, a Hofstra University student stand
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Michael Stankiewicz, 19, a Hofstra University student stand in front on the campus.

Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa

@hofstrau A group of Hofstra students gather in
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@hofstrau A group of Hofstra students gather in support of Romney. ?tes @newsday

Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa

@hofstrau Ariella Katz, 18 (left) and Nick Boroda,
Photo Credit: Alex Hymab

@hofstrau Ariella Katz, 18 (left) and Nick Boroda, 18 freshmen at Hofstra show support for Romney. ?tes @newsday

Planned parenthood group marches #hofstra ?te Women chant,
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Planned parenthood group marches #hofstra ?te Women chant, "Our bodies, our lives."

A group of Obama supporters from Holland gather
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A group of Obama supporters from Holland gather @hofstrau prior to the presidential debate tonight. ?tes

Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa

@hofstrau Jimmy Sia, 21 a senior at Hofstra
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@hofstrau Jimmy Sia, 21 a senior at Hofstra (left) and Matt Ern, 21 show displeasure with Romney. ?tes @newsday

@hofstrau Michael Stankiewicz, 19 a junior at Hofstra
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@hofstrau Michael Stankiewicz, 19 a junior at Hofstra voices his opinion. ?tes @newsday

@hofstrau William Stein, 20 a senior at Hofstra
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@hofstrau William Stein, 20 a senior at Hofstra shows his disapproval of the controversial fracking. ?tes @newsday

@hofstrau Obama and Romney supporters chanting behind MSNBC
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@hofstrau Obama and Romney supporters chanting behind MSNBC debate coverage. ?tes @newsday

#hofstra students for peace outside the ?te
Photo Credit: Nicole Fuller

#hofstra students for peace outside the ?te

On the Hofstra campus before the presidential debate.
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

On the Hofstra campus before the presidential debate.

@hofstrau Hofstra students show support for Obama with
Photo Credit: Alex Hymab

@hofstrau Hofstra students show support for Obama with 'Forward' sign. ?tes @newsday

Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa

Signs for Obama. #hofdebate
Photo Credit: Patrick Whittle

Signs for Obama. #hofdebate

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The Romney sign goes to the ceiling. #hofdebate
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The Romney sign goes to the ceiling. #hofdebate

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Varied groups are here protesting at #hofstra ?te
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Varied groups are here protesting at #hofstra ?te

@hofstrau Ariana Queenan, 18 and Percilla Wills,18 freshmen
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@hofstrau Ariana Queenan, 18 and Percilla Wills,18 freshmen at Hofstra University show support for Obama. ?tes @newsday

Elock Hart of Hempstead
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Elock Hart of Hempstead

Protesters at Hofstra University ahead of the presidential
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Protesters at Hofstra University ahead of the presidential debate. #hofstra ?te

The scene outside the presidential debate at Hofstra
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The scene outside the presidential debate at Hofstra University.

Where the magic happens. #hofdebate
Photo Credit: Patrick Whittle

Where the magic happens. #hofdebate

Vocal protestor outside #hofstra ?te
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Vocal protestor outside #hofstra ?te

Protestors outside Hofstra university.
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Protestors outside Hofstra university.

Police lining the sidewalk and keeping an eye
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Police lining the sidewalk and keeping an eye on protestors outside #hofstra ?te

Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz

Camera crews from all over ready to go
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Camera crews from all over ready to go live with their reporters after Hofstra Debate ?te2012

Protestor Walter Gafforio, of W. Babylon, a green
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Protestor Walter Gafforio, of W. Babylon, a green party supporter, calls ?te the "hood winking of the American people."

Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa

Nassau Coliseum as seen from the #hofdebate media
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Nassau Coliseum as seen from the #hofdebate media shuttle.

Protestors have begun gathering along #Hempstead Turnpike outside
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Protestors have begun gathering along #Hempstead Turnpike outside #Hofstra for the ?te

Security
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Security

Bryan Barnes, 26, of Garden City, a law
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Bryan Barnes, 26, of Garden City, a law student at Hofstra University, rallied for Republican challenger Mitt Romney with fellow College Republicans during pre-presidential debate festivities at Hofstra University in Hempstead. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa

Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa

Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa

Instagram photo of Charlie, a demonstrator at Hofstra
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Instagram photo of Charlie, a demonstrator at Hofstra University. He says vote for "Bob." (Oct. 16, 2012)

A sign on the Hofstra University campus, site
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A sign on the Hofstra University campus, site of the debate. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Hofstra's NAACP speaking in the student center. ?tes
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Hofstra's NAACP speaking in the student center. ?tes (Oct. 16, 2012)

SiriusXM's
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SiriusXM's "POTUS" live from Hofstra University. ?tes (Oct. 16, 2012)

Let the debating begin! ‒debate #newsday (Oct. 16,
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Let the debating begin! ‒debate #newsday (Oct. 16, 2012)

C-SPAN
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C-SPAN "road to the White House" tour bus on the campus of Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Students stump for Romney, Obama and one promotes
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Students stump for Romney, Obama and one promotes classic literature. (Oct. 16, 2012)

A presidential debate topiary on campus. (Oct. 16,
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A presidential debate topiary on campus. (Oct. 16, 2012)

In the VIP parking lot. (Oct. 16, 2012)
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In the VIP parking lot. (Oct. 16, 2012)

On the way to the debate (Oct. 16,
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On the way to the debate (Oct. 16, 2012)

Inside the Anheuser-Busch hospitality tent. (Oct. 16, 2012)
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Inside the Anheuser-Busch hospitality tent. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Rep.Peter King making the rounds talking to reporters
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Rep.Peter King making the rounds talking to reporters at the Hofstra debate media center. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Awesome parking lot at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16,
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Awesome parking lot at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Reporters setting up shop inside of the Hofstra
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Reporters setting up shop inside of the Hofstra debate media center ?te2012 (Oct. 16, 2012)

@Newsday photo staff in position for Hofstra debate
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@Newsday photo staff in position for Hofstra debate coverage ?te2012 (Oct. 16, 2012)

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