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Gary Johnson, the Libertarian presidential nominee. “I guess I’m having an Aleppo moment,” Mr Johnson said, then quickly added “the former president of Mexico”. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

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Gov John Kasich of Ohio, a Republican presidential hopeful: “They’re going to pay back-taxes and maybe other fines. We want to give them a path to legalisation, not to citizenship.” Photograph: Zach Gibson/New York Times

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Talk to the Donald hand: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on March 29th in  Janesville, Wisconsin. The state’s primary is on April 5th. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (L) celebrates as confetti falls after the Seahawks defeated the Packers to win the NFC Championship Playoffs game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. (Photograph: EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO)

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