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Views on the State of the Union from a New York ferry

13 February 2013 Last updated at 21:56 GMT

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama gave his annual State of the Union speech, in which he urged Congress to back government action to revive the sluggish US economy.

Ferry riders in New York told the BBC what they thought of the president's speech and talked about which issues in his wide-ranging remarks were most important to them.