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In this undated publicity photo released by Disney-DreamWorks II, Daniel Day-Lewis, center, as President Abraham Lincoln, looks across a battlefield in the aftermath of a terrible siege in this scene from director Steven Spielberg's drama "Lincoln." "Lincoln" opens in limited release Nov. 9, 2012, and nationwide Nov. 16, just after the U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Disney-DreamWorks II, David James)

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