2012 GOP Convention Scene

Republicans have gathered in Tampa, Florida for the 2012 GOP convention. Check out the scene, which will include delegates, protestors, candidates and stormy weather.

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves to the audience on the final day of the Republican National Convention. The RNC culminated with the formal nomination of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as the GOP presidential and vice-presidential candidates.Click to see more of the convention scene.
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During the final night of the Republican National Convention presidential nominee Mitt Romney walks onstage to deliver his address to the delegates.
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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney hugs a supporter as he walks to the stage.
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Actor Clint Eastwood speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention.
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Florida Senator Marco Rubio addresses the Republican National Convention.
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Mitt Romney looks over his big speech on his iPad Thursday night.
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The Gov's pre-game meal Thursday night was chicken pot pie. Biggest pot-pie we have ever seen!
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Ann Romney talks to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker with one of her grandsons during the Republican National Convention Thursday night in Tampa.
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Campaign staffers of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney take a photo using an Apple iPhone during the final day of the Republican National Convention.
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Mitt and Ann Romney applaud with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, second right, and Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan's wife Janna, right, following New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's speech to the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
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Mitt Romney and vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan arrive for a sound check before the Republican National Convention resumes.
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A video tribute to President George H. W. Bush and President George W. Bush is shown to delegates.
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Representative Paul Ryan, Republican vice presidential candidate, smiles before speaking at the Republican National Convention. Ryan took the stage to address the RNC with a dual mission: to provide a spark, along with his big ideas about cutting the budget and to energize the party's base.
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Wisconsin delegates hold masks of Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan Wednesday night.
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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reacts to the delegates as she arrives to address the Republican National Convention.
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Sen. John McCain, salutes the crowd before addressing the Convention.
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Former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee addresses the Republican National Convention.
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Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty addresses the Republican National Convention.
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Delegates from Georgia applaud after casting their votes for Mitt Romney.
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Sen. Rand Paul addresses the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night.
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Protesters stand together during a Planned Parenthood rally outside the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
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G.E. Smith and Jack Blades perform on stage during the third day of the Republican National Convention.
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Ann Romney is kissed by her husband Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney after her speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave a fiery speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention Tuesday night.
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Mitt Romney talks with his wife Ann as they watch the Republican National Convention on TV in their hotel room before heading to the RNC at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
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Ann Romney speaks on stage during the Republican National Convention "You Can Trust Mitt" she told the audience.
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Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus pats House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, on the shoulder after his speech during the Republican National Convention.
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Kyle Welch from cheers as his one-year-old daughter Lillian sleeps during the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
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Delegates gather in the Tampa Bay Times Forum during the Republican National Convention.
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Scott Romney, center, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's brother, casts Michigan's votes for Mitt Romney.
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Texas delegate Clint Moore and the rest of Texas delegates fashion their cowboy hats at the Republican National Convention.
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Actress Janine Turner addresses candidates during the Republican National Convention.
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The Oak Ridge Boys perform during the Republican National Convention.
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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich arrives at the Republican National Convention.
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Sher Valenzuela, candidate for Delaware Lt. Governor, addresses the Republican National Convention
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Neal Boyd sings during the Republican National Convention.
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Ann Romney, wife of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, looks over the stage setup with convention CEO Bill Harris before her speech during the Republican National Convention.
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Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, talks with a Texas delegate on the floor at the Republican National Convention.
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Republican National Committee Co-Chairman Sharon Day address delegates.
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Rep Michele Bachmantalks to delegates on the floor at the Republican National Convention.
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Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum takes a picture of his wife Karen during the convention.
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Karl Rove talks in his mobile phone as he walks across the floor before the second session of the RNC.
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A delegate from Texas holds up an anti-Obama sign on the convention floor.
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Michigan delegate Linda Lee Tarver shows off her ring at the Republican National Convention.
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Wisconsin delegate Sol Grosskopf from Shawano wearing cheesehead talks on the phone during the Republican National Convention.
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California delegate Don Genhart fashions his cowboy boots at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio watches as Mitt Romney is nominated for the Office of the President of the United States.
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Mitt Romney has selected Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate and the pair are hoping for a significant post-convention “bounce” in the polls.
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While the convention will create a flurry of news itself, mother nature also isn't letting up. Tropical storm Isaac, which could become a hurricane by the time it hits the Gulf, is passing by. Convention organizers pushed back the start by a day in anticipation of the storm.
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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus bangs the gavel to start the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 27, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. The RNC will hold its first full session today after being delayed due to Tropical Storm Isaac.
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Musician Beau Davidson performs during a sound check during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
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Supporters cheer for former Republican presidential candidate and businessman Herman Cain during a "Unity Rally" on Sunday as hundreds of Tea Party activists gathered before the official start of the Republican National Convention.
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Former GOP presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain led hundreds of Tea Party activists Sunday in asserting the conservative movement’s presence before the official start of the Republican National Convention.
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Adam Bace screams out his support for Ron Paul along with a robust and energized crowd at the University of South Florida Sunday. The event was held only a few miles from the barricaded Republican Convention center in downtown Tampa.
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The unveiling of the stage and podium for the 2012 Republican National Convention. Romney and Ryan hope their efforts in Tampa will reward them with more supporters come November.
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Protests have already begun in advance of the convention. Code Pink leader Medea Benjamin holds a sign reading, "Raytheon's Drones Create Enemies," as she listens to a police officer asking the group to move to a public sidewalk.
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Commercial bus cancellations due to Tropical Storm Isaac have prevented many of the expected demonstrators from being present.
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Women attending the Republican National Convention run through the rain into the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
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Tampa police Chief Jane Castor looks on as activists demonstrate during a planned march in Tampa, Florida.
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Shannon Mcenteer (C) and others from a group calling themselves the Coalition to March on the RNC hold signs reading, " No to the Republican Agenda," in Tampa, Florida.
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An activist makes a peace sign in front of law enforcement officers while demonstrating in Tampa, Florida.
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Activists demonstrate during a planned march in Tampa, Florida.
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Mounted police officers are only part of the security at the Republican National Convention in downtown Tampa.
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Law enforcement officers blocked a downtown street during a protest in Tampa, Florida. The demonstration was being held just before of the start of the Republican's nominating convention which will hold its first session on August 28.
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With over 30 strip clubs in the area, Tampa has earned the title of "Strip Club Capital of the World." CNN reported that an informal survey by strip club executives found that during their conventions in Minnesota and New York, Republicans spent $150-dollars per person at adult clubs.
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A dancer, who uses the stage name Makenzy at the Mons Venus Club, shows a t-shirt about the economy that was made for her.
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The Tampa Bay Times Forum is the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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J.J. Dutton and Troy Davis from the Smith Fence company work on putting up a security fence around the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and convention CEO William Harris unveil the stage and podium for the 2012 RNC.
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Volunteers Michael Goucher and Janice Overton place inflated balloons to be dropped from the ceiling during the Republican National Convention.
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Volunteers inflate balloons that will be dropped from the ceiling during the Republican National Convention as preparations continue at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
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A worker sits at a lectern as production staff prepare the Tampa Bay Times Forum for the Republican Convention. A digital clock showing the national debt, in background, will be a key element of the convention.
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Workers and staff mingle around the main stage while preparing for the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
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Workers carry nets of balloons while preparing for the 2012 Republican Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
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The Tampa Bay Times Forum is where it all happens. The Republican National Convention begins Tuesday, August 28.
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Workers mount a giant banner at the Tampa Bay Times Forum ahead of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
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