US Democratic convention: Crucial days for Obama


President Obama has promised to "finish what he's started" if he is re-elected to a second term later this year.

For his opponent, Mitt Romney, that win would take America backwards.

These are crucial days for Mr Obama's re-election bid, with the Democratic National Convention opening in North Carolina.

The BBC's North America Editor Mark Mardell sent this report.

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