October 18, 2008 Slideshows

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Barack Obama Rally, Gateway Arch, St. Louis 

An estimated 70,000 to 90,000 people showed up to the Gateway Arch for a Barack Obama campaign rally Saturday, the largest attended U.S. rally for the Democratic Senator's presidential run.
By Lyle Whitworth
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East St. Louis native and Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee had her Olympic jacket signed by Obama.
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By Lyle Whitworth
Senator Claire McCaskill walks with Senator Barack Obama prior to the Presidential Nominee addressing the historic crowd under the Gateway Arch.
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The Secret Service was located throughout the Arch grounds, including on top U-Haul trucks, as seen here, to keep an eye on an estimated 100,000 faces.
By Lyle Whitworth
Missouri Gubernatorial Nominee, Jay Nixon, greets supporters prior to the event starting Saturday.
By Lyle Whitworth
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St. Louisian Nikko Smith, finalist of Season 4 of American Idol and son of Cardinal great Ozzie Smith, sings the National Anthem.
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Volunteers pass out hundreds of American flags and Obama-Biden signs.
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Missouri Attorney General and Democratic nominee for Missouri Governor, Jay Nixon, and his wife, Georganne, pose for The RFT camera.
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Missouri Attorney General and Democratic nominee for Missouri Governor, Jay Nixon, addressed the historic crowd under the Gateway Arch.
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Barack Obama supporters found every way to get a good photograph of the presidential nominee.
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Barack Obama campaigning in St. Louis, Missouri Saturday. The state has traditionally gone to a Republican candidate in presidential elections, but Obama is rising in the polls as of late.
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The U.S. Coast Guard hangs out on the Mississippi River below the flags on the riverfront.
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The teleprompter stated Senator John McCain’s name quite often.
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Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill waves to supporters.
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Senator Barack Obama walking down the Gateway Arch stairs.
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The crowd of historic size left plenty of trash for volunteers to collect.
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