Joe Biden and Paul Ryan
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US election: Vice-presidential debate in full

12 October 2012 Last updated at 11:19 BST

US vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan have clashed sharply in their only televised debate of the 2012 election campaign.

The head-to-head came as Democrats try to rejuvenate their campaign after what was widely seen as a poor debate performance by Barack Obama when he and Mitt Romney met for the first televised presidential debate.

The debate took place at Centre College in Kentucky, with ABC's Martha Raddatz moderating.