Mitt Romney (L) and Rick Perry (R)
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Perry makes US presidential election debut

Rick Perry, the Republican governor of Texas, has made his debut at a debate for the party's presidential nomination.

Eight hopefuls took part in the event, held in California. Mr Perry and his main rival, Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, criticised each other's records on job creation and other issues.

Footage courtesy of MSNBC.