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Photos: Best of the DNC

Updated 2:09 PM ET, Fri September 7, 2012
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The Obama family takes to the stage as the gathering draws to a close on Thursday, September 6, the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. See the best photos from the Republican National Convention. Getty Images
U.S. President Barack Obama kisses first lady Michelle Obama after giving his acceptance speech on Thursday. Edward M. Pio Roda/CNN
Barack Obama embraces his wife, Michelle, after giving his acceptance speech on Thursday. Getty Images
Barack Obama waves on stage on Thursday as he makes his acceptance speech. Getty Images
U.S. President Barack Obama accepts the Democratic Party's nomination on Thursday.
Barack Obama speaks on stage to accept the nomination for president on Thursday. Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama, with daughters Malia, left, and Sasha, smiles as Barack Obama delivers his acceptance speech on Thursday. AFP/Getty Images
Barack Obama delivers his acceptance speech on Thursday. AFP/Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama introduces her husband on Thursday. She gave a full speech on Tuesday night. Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama sits with Jill Biden as Vice President Joe Biden speaks on Thursday. Getty Images
Attendees watch a video tribute for Barack Obama on Thursday. Getty Images
Barack Obama waves from the stage on Thursday.
Crowds react to a speech at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday. AFP/Getty Images
Vice President Joe Biden gives his acceptance speech to run for a second term on Thursday. AFP/Getty Images
Actress Eva Longoria speaks at the DNC on Thursday. Getty Images
Biden walks onstage during the final day of the convention on Thursday. Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama sits with Dr. Jill Biden on Thursday as Joe Biden accepts the vice presidential nomination. Getty Images
Caroline Kennedy addresses delegates on Thursday. Getty Images
U.S. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts waves onstage Thursday. Getty Images
Obama campaign co-chair Eva Longoria waves to the audience on Thursday. AFP/Getty Images
Attendees hold signs that say "Thank You" for miltary veterans on Thursday. Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama attends the final day of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. Getty Images
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords stands on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention. Getty Images
U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia speaks to delegates on Thursday. Getty Images
Loretta Harper of Nevada cheers on Thursday. Getty Images
Singer Mary J. Blige walks on stage on Thursday. Getty Images
DNC Chair and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, left, talks with Democratic National Committee Chair and Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Thursday. Getty Images
Vice President Joe Biden waves as he stands with his wife Jill Biden and family after being nominated on Thursday. Getty Images
An Uncle Sam impersonator makes his way across the floor at the Time Warner Cable Arena on Thursday. AFP/Getty Images
Actor Jon Hamm, right, attends the final day of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. Getty Images
Gus Mansour holds up a poster of President Barack Obama on Thursday. Getty Images
Actress Scarlett Johansson addresses delegates on Thursday. Getty Images
Actress Kerry Washington speaks to delegates on Thursday. AFP/Getty Images
Musican Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters performs during the final day of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. Getty Images
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden gestures during his speech to nominate his father Joe Biden for the office of vice president on Thursday. Getty Images
Delegate Brian Fadie of Nevada watches the program on Thursday. Getty Images
Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm gestures during her speech on Thursday. Getty Images
Caroline Kennedy speaks to the delegates on Thursday. Getty Images
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, right, recites the Pledge of Allegiance on stage with Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Thursday. Getty Images
Delegates sit around a large cutout of President Obama's head during the final day of the convention on Thursday. Getty Images
A woman salutes during the DNC on Thursday. Getty Images
U.S. Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts takes the stage on Thursday. Getty Images
Musician James Taylor performs at the convention on Thursday. Getty Images
Supporters pray during an invocation on Thursday. AFP/Getty Images
Singer Marc Anthony walks onto the stage to sing the national anthem on Thursday. AFP/Getty Images
Attendees sing and dance as musician James Taylor performs on Thursday. Getty Images
Two women run for cover from the pouring rain during the final day of the convention on Thursday. Getty Images
People in the stands wait for the start of the third day of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. Getty Images
President Bill Clinton speaks on Wednesday, September 5. bryan monroe/cnn
Former President Bill Clinton embraces President Barack Obama at the end of his speech Wednesday. Getty Images
The crowd cheers as Bill Clinton makes his case Wednesday for the re-election of Barack Obama. Getty Images
A person holds a sign that says "Bin Laden Is Dead, GM Is Alive" on Thursday. Getty Images
Bill Clinton formally nominates President Barack Obama for a second term in his highly anticipated speech. Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama receives a standing ovation Wednesday. Bill Clinton praised the president for having "the good sense to marry Michelle Obama." Getty Images
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks on Thursday. AFP/Getty Images
Delegates wave union signs supporting Barack Obama on Wednesday. Getty Images
U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts waves to the crowd Wednesday. A consumer advocate, she complained that people today "feel like the system is rigged against them." Getty Images
U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland speaks on day two of the DNC. Getty Images
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel claps while listening to Wednesday's speeches. He spoke Tuesday night. Getty Images
Cuban-American actress and talk show host Cristina Saralegui endorses President Barack Obama on Wednesday. Getty Images
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards walks off stage after her speech Wednesday. Getty Images
Delegates cheer during Wednesday's program. Getty Images
Audience members wave signs Wednesday in support of the American auto industry. Getty Images
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks Wednesday. Getty Images
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass of California speaks before delegates on Wednesday night. Getty Images
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speaks on Wednesday. Getty Images
A guard stands by as former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt speaks on Wednesday. Getty Images
A choir performs on stage during the DNC on Wednesday. Getty Images
Two men in vests hold a pile of American flags on Wednesday. Getty Images
People pose during the official convention photography during Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Wednesday. Getty Images
A tri-colored hat sporting the Democratic party's mascot sits on a chair on Wednesday. AFP/Getty Images
Sikh supporters hold up a sign on Wednesday. AFP/Getty Images
A woman reacts as Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, speaks on Wednesday. Getty Images
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, speaks to delegates on Wednesday. Getty Images
Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas leads the Pledge of Allegiance as the West Charlotte High School ROTC presents the colors on Wednesday. Getty Images
Delegate Gloria Goodwin wears earrings depicting President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday. Getty Images
Ruby Gilliam of Ohio salutes the flag on Wednesday. Getty Images
Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas waves after leading the Pledge of Allegiance on Wednesday. Getty Images
Priscilla Marquez and Evie Walls from Arizona pose in the Google photo booth on Wednesday. AFP/Getty Images
A police officer stands near golf carts outside the Time Warner Cable Arena on Wednesday. AFP/Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama wraps up day one of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday, September 4. Getty Images
A sea of signs welcomes the first lady onto the stage Tuesday at the Time Warner Cable Arena. Getty Images
Delegates listen to Michelle Obama's speech Tuesday. The first lady offered a personal perspective on why her husband should be re-elected. Getty Images
Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro and his brother, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, wave to the audience Tuesday. Getty Images
Julian Castro gives the keynote address Tuesday night. "Mitt Romney, quite simply, doesn't get it," he declared. Getty Images
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday. Getty Images
Lilly Ledbetter, whose fight for equal pay resulted in the Fair Pay Act, takes the stage on Tuesday. Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama's brother, Craig Robinson, and President Barack Obama's half-sister, Dr. Maya Kassandra Soetoro-Ng, speak on Tuesday. Getty Images
People hold signs Tuesday that read "Forward" and "Not Back." Getty Images
Actor-producer Kal Penn speaks on Tuesday. AFP/Getty Images
People listen to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday. Getty Images
Rahm Emanuel, who served as President Barack Obama's first chief of staff, addresses the crowd Tuesday. Getty Images
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius walks onstage Tuesday. Getty Images
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland takes the podium on Tuesday. Getty Images
Robert Rios from the Virgin Islands waves a state flag on Tuesday. AFP/Getty Images
Stacey Lihn of Arizona speaks on Tuesday as her husband, Caleb, holds her crying daughter, Emmy, and other daughter, Zoe Madison. Getty Images
A detail of the prosthetic legs of Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran who is running for the U.S. House from Illinois, is shown at the podium on Tuesday. Getty Images
President of NARAL Pro-Choice America Nancy Keenan speaks on Tuesday. AFP/Getty Images
Audience members wave American flags Tuesday. Getty Images
Maria Ciano, who grew up a conservative Republican, addresses the DNC crowd Tuesday Getty Images
Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy holds his child as he speaks to the media Tuesday. He is a son of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. AFP/Getty Images
U.S. House candidate Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts takes the stage Tuesday. Getty Images
Joe Kennedy III speaks Tuesday during the Democratic National Convention. Getty Images
A video tribute to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy is displayed Tuesday in Charlotte. Getty Images
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks onstage with other female members of Congress on Tuesday. Getty Images
Pelosi and other female members of Congress applaud on Tuesday. Getty Images
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar sports a cowboy hat while taking the stage Tuesday. Getty Images
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks to an applauding crowd on Tuesday. Getty Images
DNC delegates cheer during Tuesday's program. Getty Images
Former President Jimmy Carter addresses the convention in a videotaped message. Getty Images
Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine speaks to the convention. Getty Images
A man from the Texas delegation stands under a campaign sign. Getty Images
A baby sleeps during Tuesday's speeches. Getty Images
North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue welcomes the convention to her state. Getty Images
The Rev. Jesse Jackson attends the convention. Getty Images
Newark Mayor Cory Booker points to the crowd during his speech on Tuesday. Getty Images
A woman cheers during Tuesday's program. Getty Images
Security personnel looks out at the crowd as U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer speaks on Tuesday. Getty Images
Hoyer gives a thumbs up. Getty Images
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee chairperson, opens Tuesday's program. Getty Images
The third-grade class from W.R. O'Dell Elementary School in Concord, North Carolina, recites the Pledge of Allegiance. AFP/Getty Images
Dr. Lorrie Rickman Jones of Chicago cries as she watches Tuesday's speakers. Getty Images
Law enforcement officers prepare to face off with protesters during a march outside the Charlotte Convention Center on Tuesday. Getty Images
People in the Wisconsin delegation area sit in front of a digital image of the Lincoln Memorial hours before the start of the convention on Tuesday. AFP/Getty Images
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, left, laughs with stage manager David Cove during a walk-through on Tuesday. Getty Images
A worker checks the stage hours before the start of the convention on Tuesday. AFP/Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama is interviewed before the start of the convention on Monday, September 3. AFP/Getty Images
Michelle Obama and actor and former Obama administration aide Kal Penn bump fists after a rehearsal for her speech on Monday. AFP/Getty Images
A man prays during a public prayer service at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on Sunday, September 2, ahead of the convention. AFP/Getty Images