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Inside the Romney bubble: Images from the final week of the campaigns

From CNN Politics
updated 7:04 PM EST, Sun November 4, 2012
Gov. Mitt Romney prepares for a speech in Toledo, Ohio, on Oct. 26, 2012. Gov. Mitt Romney prepares for a speech in Toledo, Ohio, on Oct. 26, 2012.
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Inside the Romney bubble
Friday, Oct. 26: Ames
Saturday, Oct. 27: Pensacola
Saturday, Oct. 27: Kissimmee
Saturday, Oct. 27: Land O' Lakes
Sunday, Oct. 28: Celina
Sunday, Oct. 28: Celina
Sunday, Oct. 28: Findlay
Sunday, Oct. 28: Marion
Sunday, Oct. 28: Mansfield
Monday, Oct. 29: Des Moines
Tuesday, Oct. 30: Kettering
Wednesday, Oct. 31: Tampa
Thursday, Nov. 1: Richmond
Thursday, Nov. 1: Richmond
Thursday, Nov. 1: Doswell
Friday, Nov. 2: Etna
Friday, Nov. 2: West Chester
Friday, Nov. 2: Dubuque
Saturday, Nov. 3: Midair
Friday, Nov. 2: Dubuque
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • CNN asked each campaign to submit photos from the final week before Election Day
  • Eric Draper, Romney's photographer, also served as President George W. Bush's personal photographer
  • These photographs are exclusive to CNN

(CNN) -- As President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney crisscrossed the country during the final week of the 2012 presidential campaign, few people were able to see the candidates in their most candid and unguarded moments, except for their personal photographers.

Several weeks ago, CNN invited each campaign team to submit images from the last week of the race, from Friday, Oct. 26 through Saturday, Nov. 3.

Little did anyone know that the last week would be dominated not by last-minute stops in swing states and wall-to-wall speeches to rally the party faithful, but rather one story: Superstorm Sandy.

Here are images provided exclusively to CNN by the Romney campaign, displayed in chronological order and shot by photographer Eric Draper.

Draper, who served as President George W. Bush's personal photographer and head of the White House Photo Office, joined the Romney campaign this summer.

Click here to see a similar gallery from the Obama campaign.

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