Candidates attend Alfred E. Smith dinner in New York
(L-R) Al Smith introduces U.S. presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), sitting next to Archbishop of New York Edward Cardinal Egan and U.S. presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) at the Alfred E. Smith dinner in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, New York on October 16, 2008. (UPI Photo/Yana Paskova/Pool)
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