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Election 2008 The World is Watching

PRI The World Radio Report

America's Image Abroad

What price does the U.S. pay for being perceived as a global bad guy?

BY Matthew BellSeptember 17, 2008
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Matthew Bell is a reporter for PRI's The World. He covered the 2004 U.S. presidential campaign and has also filed reports from Belfast, Seoul, Shanghai and Jerusalem.

The reputation of the United States has taken a number of hits over the past few years. With the world watching the presidential race so closely, there is deep scrutiny of how the next president might change that image and the unpopular policies behind it.

The World's Matthew Bell reports.

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