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The presidential debate stand-ins: Gonzales and Mohamed

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Dia Mohamed, right, a stand-in for President Barack Obama, and Zach Gonzales, a stand-in for Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney, both students at the University of Denver, shake hands during the start of a rehearsal for the first presidential debate to be held at Magness Arena at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, October 2, 2012.

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Dia Mohamed, right, a stand-in for President Barack Obama, and Zach Gonzales, a stand-in for Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney, both students at the University of Denver, participate in a rehearsal for the first presidential debate to be held at Magness Arena at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, October 2, 2012.

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University student Dia Mohamed (2nd L) is given a newspaper to read as he stands in for President Barack Obama during rehearsal for the first presidential debate in the Ritchie Center at the University of Denver, Oct. 2, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama will square off on Wednesday night for the first of three presidential debates. Today, their stand-ins, two students from the University of Denver, took the stage so the set could be tested before the big night. 

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