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Texas governor Perry attends prayer service

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Cody Walsh, 18, stands with arms raised in a crowd of attendees as they dance and sing during the opening musical act of the non-denominational prayer and fasting event, entitled "The Response" at Reliant Stadium Aug. 6, in Houston, Texas. Thousands attended the event organized by Gov. Rick Perry in order to pray for God to help save "a nation in crisis" referring to America.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry, left, attempts to quiet the crowd after his introduction by Reverend C. L. Jackson, rightk, during "The Response", an event billed as a call to prayer for a nation in crisis, at Reliant stadium in Houston Aug. 6.

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