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PHOTOS: The many faces and moods of Joe Biden
Friday, October 12th, 2012

After his rowdy performance in the Vice Presidential debates last night, many people are wondering if Joseph Biden went too far. Given Biden's reputation as an outspoken politician, few should be surprised that he debated Paul Ryan with such vigor and flair. GlobalPost takes a look at Biden's unique approach to facial expressions and highlights some of the best moments of the debate and his time as Vice President.

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Joe Biden's exuberance during the debate led to frequent laughter, much to the chagrin of Paul Ryan. (Win McNamee - Getty Images)

(Win McNamee - Getty Images)
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Biden's patented "now hold on a minute" face was put on vigorous display throughout the debate. (Rick Wilking - Getty Images)

(Rick Wilking - Getty Images)
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Joe Biden gets serious. (Alex Wong - Getty Images)

(Alex Wong - Getty Images)
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President Barack Obama makes a statement to reporters about his administration's Afghanistan-Pakistan annual review as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden rubs his eye in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House December 16, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla - Getty Images)

(Chip Somodevilla - Getty Images)
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Biden refutes Paul Ryan's claims about the origin of the recession with an expansive gesture. (Rick Wilking - Getty Images)

(Rick Wilking - Getty Images)
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This was about as wholesome as Biden's face got during the debate. (Rick Wilking - Getty Images)

(Rick Wilking - Getty Images)
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Joe Biden speaks to a Mandarin language class at International Studies Learning Center as Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping listens during a visit to the school February 16, 2012 in South Gate, California. (Jay L. Clendenin-Pool/Getty Images)

(Jay L. Clendenin - Getty Images)
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US Vice President Joe Biden speaks on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Kevork Djansezian - Getty Images)

(Kevork Djansezian - Getty Images)
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during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DNC, which concludes today, nominated U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate.

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Joe Biden speaks during the National Clean Energy Summit 4.0 at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter August 30, 2011 in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller - Getty Images)

(Ethan Miller - Getty Images)
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Joe Biden stands during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Alex Wong - Getty Images)

(Alex Wong - Getty Images)
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Joseph Biden speaks during a rally October 19, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong - Getty Images)

(Alex Wong - Getty Images)
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oe Biden arrives for a meeting with House Democrats and answering their questions about the debt limit plan now before Congress at the U.S. Capitol August 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. ( Chip Somodevilla - Getty Images)

(Chip Somodevilla - Getty Images)
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President Barack Obama speaks on the $400 billion jobs plan he is sending to Congress as Vice President Joseph Biden listens during a Rose Garden event at the White House September 12, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong - Getty Images)

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