It wasn’t the easiest moment in Tuesday’s Democratic debate for either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, but both candidates handled it well when moderator Brian Williams broached the uncomfortable subject of the photo, leaked to the Drudge Report early Monday for apparently political purposes, of Obama wearing traditional African garb in Kenya.

The two also tackled another of their confrontations leading up to the debate after MSNBC accidentally played footage of Clinton mocking Obama’s rhetorical flair.

Watch the clips:

Clip 1: Clinton faces the suggestion that one of her staffers was responsible for circulating the image:

Clip 2: Obama responds to Clinton’s magic wand speech:

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