Updated 1559 GMT (2359 HKT) October 16, 2019
It was the most crowded debate stage in the history of US presidential primaries.
Twelve candidates shared the spotlight Tuesday at the Democratic debate in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. The event was hosted by CNN and The New York Times on the campus of Otterbein University.
This was the fourth Democratic debate of the campaign season, and it came three and a half months before the Iowa caucuses.
The first two debates had so many candidates that they had to be split up over two nights. But the Democratic National Committee raised the polling and fundraising thresholds that candidates need to qualify.
Those thresholds will be raised once again ahead of next month's debate in Georgia, so Tuesday might have been a make-or-break night for some of the lower-polling candidates.