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Latest update : 2012-09-20

Swing states will decide who wins the White House in 2012

After the big party conventions, the United States has now entered the final stretch in the race for the White House. Both the Republican and Democratic campaigns are giving it their all, but mainly in just a few states; those that are too close to call and have many voters still undecided. These states can and will decide the 2012 presidential election. Today we visit one of them, Virginia, a part of the USA that has traditionally voted Republican but in 2008 went for Barack Obama.

By Stanislas DE SAINT HIPPOLYTE , Philip CROWTHER

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2015-03-02 China

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2015-02-27 Qatar

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2015-02-26 poverty

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2015-02-25 refugees

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2015-02-24 Morocco

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