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Presidential debate at Hofstra: Photos from the scene

Hofstra University is getting an influx of outsiders it likely hasn't gotten since the last presidential debate it hosted, in 2012.

Take a look at the scene, from protesters to politically minded pooches.

Former President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea
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Former President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea Clinton look on at the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead on Sept. 26, 2016.

Bill Clinton arrives for the presidential debate at
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Bill Clinton arrives for the presidential debate at Hofstra University ion Sept. 26, 2016.

Sen. Charles Schumer arrives to the hall prior
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Sen. Charles Schumer arrives to the hall prior to the presidential debate on Sept. 26, 2016.

Washington D.C. resident Bill Snape, who represents The
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Washington D.C. resident Bill Snape, who represents The Center for Biological Diversity, dressed as a polar bear trying to bring attention to climate change outside the presidential debate at Hofstra University on Sept. 26, 2016.

Vice presidential candidate Mike Pence before the start
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Vice presidential candidate Mike Pence before the start of the presidential at Hofstra University on Sept. 26, 2016.

Demonstrators rally outside the campus at Hofstra University
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Demonstrators rally outside the campus at Hofstra University ahead of the debate on Sept. 26, 2016.

Mayor Bill de Blasio talks with Jesse Jackson
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Mayor Bill de Blasio talks with Jesse Jackson prior to the debate on Sept. 26, 2016.

Governors Andrew Cuomo, of New York, and Chris
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Governors Andrew Cuomo, of New York, and Chris Christie, of New Jersey, talk prior to the debate on Sept. 26, 2016.

Don King speaks to media before the start
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Don King speaks to media before the start of the presidential debate at Hofstra on Sept. 26, 2016.

Chairs are held with name tags for Donald
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Chairs are held with name tags for Donald Trump's children hours before the first presidential debate at Hofstra University on Sept. 26, 2016.

New York State Police troopers walk past a
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New York State Police troopers walk past a sign several hours before the first presidential debate at Hofstra University on Sept. 24, 2016.

Students hold banners outside Hofstra University's David &
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Students hold banners outside Hofstra University's David & Mack Sport and Exhibition Complex on September 26, 2016.

Hofstra student Darren Schwartz shows support for Donald
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Hofstra student Darren Schwartz shows support for Donald Trump at Hofstra University before the presidential debate on Sept. 26, 2016

Heightened security is evident at Hofstra University hours
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Heightened security is evident at Hofstra University hours before the presidential debate on Sept. 26, 2016.

Hillary Clinton supporters at Hofstra University before the
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Hillary Clinton supporters at Hofstra University before the presidential debate on Sept. 26, 2016.

Students rally on campus at Hofstra University ahead
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Students rally on campus at Hofstra University ahead of the presidential debate on Sept. 26, 2016.

Members of Fight for Fifteen rally outside of
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Members of Fight for Fifteen rally outside of Hofstra University ahead of the presidential debate on Sept. 26, 2016.

Women walk past a giant White House bouncy
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Women walk past a giant White House bouncy castle at Hofstra University on Sept. 26, 2016

A TV technician is seen by the stage
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A TV technician is seen by the stage of the first presidential debate at Hofstra University's David & Mack Sport and Exhibition Complex in Hempstead, New York on Sept. 26, 2016.

Hillary Clinton supporters carry signs on the campus
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Hillary Clinton supporters carry signs on the campus of Hofstra University on the day of the first presidential debate on Sept. 26, 2016

The stage is set for Monday night's presidential
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The stage is set for Monday night's presidential debate between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Hofstra University on Sept. 26, 2016.

Bob Kunst of Miami, dressed as Hillary Clinton,
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Bob Kunst of Miami, dressed as Hillary Clinton, rallies outside Hofstra University ahead of the presidential debate on Sept. 26, 2016.

A women dressed as a clown makes a
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A women dressed as a clown makes a statement about the media circus as she hands out candy at the entrance to Issue Alley on the campus of Hofstra University on Sept. 26, 2016

An agent stands guard, at right, as preparations
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An agent stands guard, at right, as preparations continue inside the hall hours before the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Hofstra University on Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead, New York.

Nassau Police on horseback do surveillance at Hofstra
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Nassau Police on horseback do surveillance at Hofstra University in advance of the presidential debate on Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead.

Students pose with a backdrop of Democratic presidential
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Students pose with a backdrop of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her Republican counterpart Donald Trump at Hofstra University on Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead, New York.

Preparations continue inside the hall many hours before
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Preparations continue inside the hall many hours before the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Hofstra University on Sept. 26, 2016.

Preparations continue inside the hall many hours before
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Preparations continue inside the hall many hours before the first Presidential Debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Hofstra University on Sept. 26, 2016.

Media work inside the hall hours before the
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Media work inside the hall hours before the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Hofstra University on Sept. 26, 2016.

Cheerleaders pose with a sign in advance of
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Cheerleaders pose with a sign in advance of the first presidential debate at the Hofstra University on Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead, New York.

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