Problems with Variables & MovieClipLoader.loadClip() function


I’m making a XML photogallery. Im using a MovieClipLoader to load multiple images on the screen at the same time.

I’ve assigned variable path to hold image[p].childNodes which returns gallery/051102.jpg.
eg. path = image[p].childNodes;
trace(path); //returns gallery/051102.jpg

so when I load the image into the MovieClipLoader,
eg. mcLoader.loadClip(path, image);
no images show up.

if i subsitute path with,
eg. mcLoader.loadClip(“gallery/051102.jpg”, image);
image **gallery/051102.jpg **shows up!

Any help is appreciated. Thank you.