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Romney's promises leadership in last pitch to the nation

23 October 2012 Last updated at 05:13 BST

The Republican nominee Mitt Romney made his final direct pitch to the American people at the end of the last presidential debate in Florida.

Mr Romney pledged to provide the leadership he said was necessary to rebuild the US economy and to make the world a safer place.

He said he would take the "torch for freedom" and lead the US in an "open and honest way".

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