9:01am

Thu October 4, 2012
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PHOTOS: Scenes From The First Presidential Debate In Denver

It's now the day after the historic event in Denver. Traffic is back to normal, the spotlight of national attention has lessened, and people everywhere are now dissecting the debate.

While there still are campaign events this week in Colorado it's time to for the state to collectively release their breath. Take a moment to look at some scenes from the carnival surrounding this first debate ever held in the Rocky Mountain Region.

Many of these pictures come courtesy of the University of Denver, they have plenty posted at their Flickr account if you want to get deeper into DU's moment in the sun. You may also want to take a look at the mirth around the run-up to the debate, we've curated a Storify of reaction, wit, pictures and comments from before the debate started on Wednesday.