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Unconventional: Postcards from Tampa

Updated 10:47 AM ET, Fri August 31, 2012
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Confetti remains on the floor of the Republican National Convention after presidential nominee Mitt Romney delivered his acceptance speech on Thusday, August 30. Photographer Zoran Milich wandered around Tampa this week during the convention. Look back at his view of the action. Zoran Milich for CNN
A reflection of the National Debt Clock is seen as Mitt Romney speaks on the last night of the convention. Zoran Milich for CNN
Balloons and confetti drop after Romney's speech. Zoran Milich for CNN
A Mitt Romney cutout rides in the front seat of a van advertising a "nude lounge" during the Republican National Convention on Thursday. Photo by Zoran Milich for CNN Digital
Texas delegate Read King kisses his son Benjamin on Thursday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Californian Kaden Tollestrup, great-nephew of Mitt Romney, strikes a pose for his family on the floor of the convention. Zoran Milich for CNN
DeLeon Sheffield photographs balloons set to fall from the roof during Thursday night's closing performance with her ensemble with BeBe Winans. zoran milich for CNN
A worker cleans the convention hall on Thursday, the morning after Paul Ryan's speech. Zoran Milich for CNN
The debt clock is on display in the convention hall. Zoran Milich for CNN
A sign marking the Ohio delegation sits on empty seats on the floor of the convention hall. Zoran Milich for CNN
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's speech at the convention is televised at a pizza bar in Tampa's Ybor City district on Wednesday, August 29. Zoran Milich for CNN
People try on hats at Riverside Park in Tampa on Wednesday, August 29. Zoran Milich for CNN
A protester sits in his car in Ybor City. During a summer road trip, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney once put his family dog in a cage and perched it atop the family car. Zoran Milich for CNN
Alfred Moreno rolls a cigar in Ybor City, a historic neighborhood in Tampa known for its nightlife. Zoran Milich for CNN
A Romney cutout is wrapped with the American flag on the floor of the convention. Zoran Milich/CNN
Romney cookies are sold outside the convention center where protesters are gathered. Zoran Milich/CNN
A new sign is brought in to be set up in the convention center. Zoran Milich/CNN
A phone labeled "Moscow" sits in the press center at the Republican National Convention. Zoran Milich/CNN
Texas delegates sit on the floor of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, August 28. Zoran Milich for CNN
A Mitt Romney supporter rests her feet after a long day at the Republican National Convention. Zoran Milich for CNN
California delegate Don Genhart shows off his American flag cowboy boots. Zoran Milich for CNN
Lighters are confiscated during security checks at the Republican National Convention. They can be reclaimed upon exiting. Zoran Milich for CNN
Washington state delegates Trin Wilbur and Jeff McMorris dance on the convention floor. Zoran Milich for CNN
Jaclyn Tupek wears a Lady Liberty hat at a Ron Paul gathering a few blocks from the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Zoran Milich/CNN
Ron Paul supporters hold hands at a rally for the only challenger to Mitt Romney who has not conceded. Zoran Milich/CNN
Mitt Romney's motorcade arrives in Tampa as the Republican National Convention gets under way. Zoran Milich/CNN
A painting of former President Ronald Reagan sits in a hallway at the Embassy Suites in Tampa, where many Republicans are staying during the convention. Zoran Milich/CNN
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie casts a shadow on a Romney/Ryan campaign sign while speaking to delegates from Michigan. Christie will deliver the convention's keynote address Tuesday night. Zoran Milich/CNN
Tampa security forces line up to block a small group of demonstrators on Monday, August 27. Zoran Milich for CNN
Texas delegates Jason Kute and Stephanie Traska hang on to their hats in the windy Florida city. Zoran Milich for CNN
Riot police walk through the rainy streets of Tampa on Monday. Zoran Milich for CNN
A shirtless protester stands in the rain in front of a police line. Zoran Milich for CNN
One of many message-covered vehicles drives through the streets of Tampa. Zoran Milich for CNN
Images of Romney appear on the podium Monday at the gavel opening of the RNC. Zoran Milich for CNN
Actor and active Republican Jon Voight arrives at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Monday. Zoran Milich for CNN
An electrician at the Tampa Bay Times Forum fixes a light as a limo driver awaits Republican delegates. Zoran Milich for CNN
Republicans attend the gavel opening Monday. The full proceedings of the first day were canceled because of Tropical Storm Isaac. Zoran Milich for CNN
Republican Allen Johnson of Texas watches the gavel opening. The seven-minute session went into recess until Tuesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
A billboard opposing Mitt Romney stands among palm trees Monday. Zoran Milich/CNN
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, left, with support from his assistant, signs a photograph of himself for political fan Kieth Klickna. Zoran Milich/CNN
Hand puppets of Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are for sale in Tampa. Zoran Milich/CNN
Christine Gill from Alaska poses for a picture at a party Sunday, August 26, at Tampa's Tropicana Field. Zoran Milich/CNN
Convention-goers gather at Tropicana Field for a convention opening party Sunday night. Zoran Milich/CNN
Larry Mazza of the local carpenters union cleans up wood chips at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Zoran Milich for CNN
Mark Anthoney sells buttons for Mitt Romney supporters on Sunday, August 26. Zoran Milich for CNN
A T-shirt bashing President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party mimics the logo of "The Sopranos," a television series revolving around a fictional Mafia family. Zoran Milich for CNN
The teleprompter is tested Sunday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Zoran Milich for CNN
Storm clouds brew Saturday over the Lightning statue in Tampa. As Tropical Storm Isaac (now a hurricane) drew closer, officials decided to push back Monday's scheduled start of the RNC by one day. The storm took a westward path, however. Zoran Milich for CNN
Mounted police horses from across Florida gear up for the convention. Zoran Milich for CNN
A pro-Ron Paul Corvette cruises the streets of Tampa. Zoran Milich for CNN
A Great Dane, Dora, is held back as she jumps for the table during a Dogs Against Romney protest on Sunday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Young men visiting the convention center run in the rain. Zoran Milich for CNN
A chalk message is left by protesters a few blocks from the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Zoran Milich for CNN
House band leader G.E. Smith arrives at the convention center Saturday with a pair of guitars. Zoran Milich for CNN
Conversion tech Kevin Losier carries a recycling bin shaped like a bottle of Coke. Zoran Milich for CNN
As Tropical Storm Isaac loomed on Saturday, laborers awaited a decision on whether to tear down tents or continue building them. Zoran Milich for CNN
Motorcyclists roll into Tampa on Saturday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Brett Burge removes the vision block on a fence Saturday because of the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac. Zoran Milich for CNN
Pro-Democratic Party advertisements move through Tampa ahead of the Republican National Convention. Zoran Milich for CNN
The Original Hooters restaurant welcomes the RNC. Zoran Milich for CNN