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Unconventional: Postcards from Charlotte

Updated 1:12 AM ET, Fri September 7, 2012
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Confetti falls as President Barack Obama speaks on the final day of the convention on Thursday, September 6. Photographer Zoran Milich wandered around Charlotte during the Democratic National Convention. Take a look at his view of the action, and look back at his images from the Republican National Convention. Zoran Milich for CNN
An attendee holds up a sign during Barack Obama's acceptance speech on Thursday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Some attendees hold up modified signs during the president's speech on Thursday. Zoran Milich for CNN
A sign dropped on the floor at the end of the convention on Thursday. Zoran Milich for CNN
The crowd applauds onThursday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Claire Manning texts and updates her social media acocunts Thursday night from the hallways of the convention center. Zoran Milich for CNN
Journalists work by lamplight and the glow of their computer screens on Thursday. Zoran Milich for CNN
A delegate enjoys a snack of french fries drenched in ketchup during the convention Thursday. Zoran Milich for CNN
The U.S. Open match between tennis players David Ferrer and Janko Tipsarevic is seen on a televison during the convention Thursday night. Zoran Milich for CNN
'Minister Wayne' of Arizona is seen on the convention floor on Thursday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Delegates show their excitement on the floor of the convention on Thursday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Delegates from New Mexico are seen on the floor of the convention on Thursday. Zoran Milich for CNN
A man displays his enthusiasm for President Barack Obama during the Democratic Naionakl Convention on Thursday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Brayden Portillo and Angie Dickinson dance to the song "Celebrarion" during Thurday's convention. Zoran Milich for CNN
Antedees applaud during the convention Thursday night. Zoran Milich for CNN
Sign language interpreter Martha Ingel on the floor of the Democratic convention on Thursday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Julia Hicks of Colorado arrives early with some retro glasses at the Democratic convention on Thursday. zoran milich for CNN
Political signs from the convention sit bagged to be trashed. zoran milich for cnn
Guitars are tuned Thursday for the band Foo Fighters, which will perform the final night of the convention. zoran milich for cnn
James Taylor practices for Thursday night's perfomance. zoran milich for cnn
People outside the Time Warner Cable Arena watch former President Bill Clinton speak on Wednesday, September 5. The fire marshal declared the venue filled to capacity. Zoran Milich for CNN
K.C. Hanson of Oregon watches the DNC on Wednesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. Zoran Milich for CNN
Delegates from California sit on the convention floor Wednesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
A delegate stands during Wednesday night's program. Zoran Milich for CNN
A teddy bear holds a seat at the convention on Wednesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
A man shows off an authentic Virginia Obama car plate on Wednesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
A woman wears a cowboy hat Wednesday showing Texan support for President Barack Obama. Zoran Milich for CNN
A Rolling Stone bag with a photo of Obama holds a seat on Wednesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Steve Coatsworth from Oregon stands and applauds during the speeches on Wednesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
A flag stands at the convention on Wednesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Costumed protesters yell about corporate greed during the convention. Zoran Milich for CNN
Micah Kelley of North Carolina wears an Obama pin on his chest on Wednesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Sam Miller draws attention with his Abe Lincoln costume on Wednesday. Zoran Milich for CNN Digital
A man sells Obama puppets at the convention on Wednesday. Zoran Milich for CNN Digital
A shopping cart full of trailer hitch covers in the shape of President Barack Obama on Wednesday, September 5. Zoran Milich for CNN
Verna Blackwell of Texas shows off her Obama-themed nails at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Wednesday saw more computers being brought in to the Time Warner Cable Arena. Zoran Milich for CNN
A pile of placards sits on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday, September 4. Zoran Milich for CNN
Delegates sit on the convention floor Tuesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Robert Rios of the Virgin Islands wears a President Obama license plate Tuesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
A Secret Service agent watches Tuesday from a high vantage point. Zoran Milich for CNN
Virgin Islands delegate Edgar Baker Phillips wears a Minnie Mouse hat with Obama on top of it Tuesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Ingrid Nurse and Chaz Beasley of North Carolina dance Tuesday at the DNC. Zoran Milich for CNN
Delegate Jennifer Minich from Washington sports an elaborate hat at the DNC on Tuesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Brooke Bovard of Delaware sits against a slogan shirt on Tuesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Delegates share a laugh on Tuesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Kooch Jacobus of New Mexico supports Presient Barack Obama on the convention floor Tuesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Dean Ando, a delegate from Washington, holds up a picture of himself and Barack Obama as fifth-graders at the Punahou School in Hawaii at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Attendees wait for the action to start on Tuesday, 30 minutes before the convention's opening. Zoran Milich for CNN
An attendee snaps a photo of singer Ledisi practicing for her Tuesday performance. Zoran Milich for CNN
"Americans coming together" is a theme of this week's Democratic convention. Zoran Milich for CNN
First lady Michelle Obama will speak Tuesday night. Zoran Milich for CNN
The lighting crew makes a last-minute adjustment on Tuesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Security tightens in Charlotte's Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Brian Romanowski distributes delegate information packages inside the arena on Tuesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Delegate Gus Mansour of Washington state is ready for the convention to kick off on Tuesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
People stop to look at a mural by artist Shepard Fairey on Monday, September 3. Zoran Milich for CNN
A man sells buttons supporting President Barack Obama on Monday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Austin wears a Bark for Barack shirt in Charlotte on Monday afternoon. Zoran Milich for CNN
Gene Finley from Washington and Elizabeth Campbell from Washington make custom hand made buttons for themselves on Tuesday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Sara Riley takes a picture Monday while she and her mother, Nan Riley, pose with a Girl Scouts skeleton. Zoran Milich for CNN
A man writes in chalk to promote a voter registration booth during the DNC on Monday. Zoran Milich for CNN
People dance in the rain Monday in the streets of Charlotte. Zoran Milich for CNN
Lynn Hinkle of Missouri holds up a pair of shorts on Monday mocking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Zoran Milich for CNN
Buttons sold Monday show support for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Zoran Milich for CNN
A President Obama supporter shows off his T-shirt on Sunday, September 2, ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Zoran Milich for CNN
Street cleaners pass by the American flag in Charlotte on Sunday. Zoran Milich for CNN
The Engine 90 firetruck, also known as the Pink Lady, parks outside of the convention center Sunday. The reserve truck honors the first woman to serve in the Charlotte Fire Department, who died of breast cancer. Zoran Milich for CNN
Adam Nuber talks to police Sunday in Charlotte. The city beefed up security in preparation for the convention. Zoran Milich for CNN
An estimated 15 tons of South Carolina beach sand made to resemble President Barack Obama promotes Myrtle Beach on Sunday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Abigail Brundret of North Carolina and Paige Brundrett of Georgia look into Fire Bird, a multimirrored sculpture at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art on Sunday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Pedestrians walk past dump trucks Sunday that are serving as barriers. Zoran Milich for CNN
Matt Tippett is among the laborers setting up for the DNC on Sunday. Zoran Milich for CNN
Motorcycle cops line up Sunday in the streets of uptown Charlotte. Zoran Milich for CNN
Rains flood parts of Charlotte on Saturday, September 1. Zoran Milich for CNN