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Romney vows to 'restore' the US

The Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has closed his party's convention in Florida by urging US voters to turn away from the "disappointment and division" of Barack Obama and work with him to "restore the promise of America"

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Mitt Romney views Hurricane Isaac damage

Mitt Romney talks to people on the side of the road while looking at damage from Hurricane Isaac in Jean Lafitte Credit: REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made an unscheduled visit to Louisiana today to view damage from Hurricane Isaac.

Romney inspected the fallout from the storm that had originally stoked fears of a repeat of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans seven years ago.

Barack Obama's own stop in the region is scheduled for Monday.

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