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Video: Decision '08  
  
Turning Point: 2008
Nov. 5: NBC's Tom Brokaw recaps the historic election of America's first black president. Produced by msnbc.com's Kevin Flynn.

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  The candidates in pictures
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Senator McCain points into the crowd at an airport campaign rally in Roswell
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Final push
Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain make their final appeals to voters.
Image: President Richard Nixon greets John McCain after he returned from Vietnam.
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John McCain
The Republican presidential candidates' life has revolved around the public need.
Barak "Barry" Obama
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The life of Barack Obama
The path of the president-elect, from childhood to party leader
Image: Sarah Palin
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Sarah Palin
The fast-track governor's rise from Alaska beauty queen to governor to John McCain’s running mate.
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Joseph Biden
The senator's legacy of public service and life filled with second chances.

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