Springsteen rallies for Obama with three-day mini-tour

Rocker Bruce Springsteen began a three-day free tour to support US presidential candidate Barack Obama at the weekend.

The star started his road trip in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, where he brought the city to a standstill, performing for 50,000 people on the Benjamin Franklin Freeway.

Springsteen told fans: "I don't know about you, but I want my house back - I want my America back, and I want my country back."

He then travelled to Ohio State University in Columbus for a second free gig on Sunday.

The mini-tour wrapped up in Ypsilanti, Michigan on Monday afternoon. America goes to the polls to elect its new president on November 4.

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