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The Republican National Convention

Updated 12:22 AM ET, Fri July 22, 2016
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Donald Trump, the Republican Party's presidential nominee, delivers a speech Thursday at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. "I have had a truly great life in business," he said. "But now, my sole and exclusive mission is to go to work for our country -- to go to work for you. It's time to deliver a victory for the American people." John Moore/Getty Images
Trump is seen on screen as balloons fall from the ceiling of Quicken Loans Arena. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Trump's family joins him on stage along with the family of his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Confetti falls at the end of Trump's acceptance speech. Paul Sancya/AP
Trump and Pence acknowledge the audience after Trump's speech. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Trump claps on stage with his wife, Melania. Win McNamee/Getty Images
The Trumps embrace on stage. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Trump hugs his son Barron after his address, which lasted well over an hour. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Trump, like many of the convention's speakers this week, went after Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee. "Big business, elite media and major donors are lining up behind the campaign of my opponent because they know she will keep our rigged system in place," he said. "They are throwing money at her because they have total control over everything she does. She is their puppet, and they pull the strings." JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Trump delivers his speech. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Trump said the United States will be a nation of "generosity and warmth" and "law and order." Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A delegate listens to Trump's speech. John Taggart/Bloomberg via Getty Images
"Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it," Trump said. "My message is that things have to change -- and they have to change right now." John Moore/Getty Images
Trump accepts the party's nomination as he begins his speech. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Trump's daughter Ivanka takes the stage Thursday before giving a speech introducing her father. Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
"This is the moment, and Donald Trump is the person to make America great again!" Ivanka Trump said to a big cheer. She called her father a fighter, saying now he will "fight for his country." John Moore/Getty Images
Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, became the first openly gay person to speak the Republican National Convention. "I am proud to be gay," he told the crowd Thursday. "I am proud to be a Republican. But most of all I am proud to be an American." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, delivers a speech on Thursday. "We are the party of new ideas in a changing and faster world than ever before," he said. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Legendary basketball coach Bob Knight delivers a video message to the crowd at Quicken Loans Arena. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Motivational speaker Brock Mealer was among those who spoke on Thursday. Win McNamee/Getty Images
A delegate dressed as Hillary Clinton is accosted by another delegate on Thursday. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Delegates stand for the national anthem Thursday. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Young singer Heavenly Joy performs. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Trump gives a thumbs-up Wednesday after Pence gave his speech. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Trump gives an "air kiss" to Pence after Pence's speech. John Moore/Getty Images
Pence receives a kiss from his mother, Nancy, as his family joins him on stage after his speech. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Pence acknowledges the crowd as he walks on stage to deliver his speech. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
"I'm a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order," Pence told the crowd. Carolyn Kaster/AP
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich delivers a speech on Wednesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Trump smiles on the floor of the convention on Wednesday. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Eric Trump, one of Donald Trump's sons, walks on stage to deliver a speech Wednesday. John Moore/Getty Images
Trump listens to his son's speech along with other members of his family on Wednesday. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Delegates shout on the floor of the arena on Wednesday. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Trump's main adversary in the primaries, was booed at the end of his speech when it was clear he wasn't endorsing Trump. Cruz told people to "vote your conscience." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
People react to Cruz's speech. Matt Rourke/AP
Cruz gives a thumbs-up as he walks off stage. David Hume Kennerly for CNN
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, another one of Trump's primary opponents, delivers a video message. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
A delegate checks his phone at the arena. DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker delivers a speech Wednesday. "A vote for anyone other than Donald Trump in November is a vote for Hillary Clinton," the former presidential candidate said. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Delegates hold up signs Wednesday. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
Retired astronaut Eileen Collins waves to the crowd before delivering a speech Wednesday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Trump addresses the crowd on Tuesday. "We're going to make America great again," he said in a video message shortly after winning the nomination. "Have a fantastic evening. I'll see you tomorrow night, I'll see you Thursday night, and we will win in November." David Hume Kennerly for CNN
Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and former presidential candidate, speaks on stage Tuesday. He said Trump skeptics who would vote for Hillary Clinton are "not using their God-given brain to think about what they're saying. ... She'll be appointing people who will have an effect on us for generations. And America may never recover." J. Scott Applewhite/AP
A member of the activist group Code Pink protests inside the arena during Carson's speech. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Donald Trump Jr. delivers a speech Tuesday. "We need to elect a man who has a track record of accomplishing the impossible," he said of his father. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Members of the Trump family watch as Donald Trump Jr. gives his speech. David Hume Kennerly for CNN
Donald Trump's daughter Tiffany addresses the crowd at Quicken Loans Arena. "Whatever (my father) does, he gives it all and does it well," she said on Tuesday. "His desire for excellence is contagious. He possesses a unique gift for bringing that out in others." Mark J. Terrill/AP
U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst waves as she stands with other first-term senators on Tuesday. Paul Sancya/AP
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers a speech that was heavily critical of the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee. "It is our obligation to stop Hillary Clinton now and never let her within 10 miles of the White House again," Christie said of the former secretary of state. "It is time to come together and make sure that Donald Trump is our next President. I am proud to be part of this team. Now let's go win this thing." Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Delegates fill the floor of the arena on Tuesday. Matt Rourke/AP
Four of Donald Trump's children -- from left, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump and Tiffany Trump -- celebrate on the floor of the convention, where Donald Trump Jr. announced the New York delegates that clinched the nomination for his father. Carolyn Kaster/AP
A delegate shows support for Donald Trump's wife, Melania, on Tuesday. DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images
A delegate whistles as roll call votes are cast on Tuesday. Paul Sancya/AP
Delegates take a photo with Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, center, on Tuesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
A Florida delegate holds a "Hillary for prison" sign on the floor of the arena. Tom Williams/AP
A convention attendee wears American-themed shoes on Tuesday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
House Speaker Paul Ryan bangs the gavel to open the second day of the convention on Tuesday. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Melania Trump kisses her husband, Donald, after she spoke Monday on the first day of the convention. "If you want someone to fight for you and your country, I can assure you, he's the guy," she said of her husband. "He will never, ever give up. And most importantly, he will never, ever let you down." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Donald Trump walks to his wife after she delivered her speech. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Melania Trump claps during her speech. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Donald Trump comes out to the song "We Are the Champions" before introducing his wife. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani delivered a fiery speech before Melania Trump. Among his topics was the fight against terrorists. "We know who you are, and we're coming to get you!" he said. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
A protester flashes a peace sign on the floor of the convention on Monday. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. salutes the crowd before speaking Monday. He got huge applause when he started off his speech by saying, "Blue lives matter!" Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Patricia Smith, mother of Benghazi victim Sean Smith, told the crowd in Cleveland, "I blame Hillary Clinton personally." Clinton, the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee, was secretary of state when the attack occurred in Libya in 2012. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
President Barack Obama is seen on a screen as Smith leaves the stage Monday. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images
Marcus Luttrell, a former Navy SEAL who was awarded the Navy Cross for his service in Afghanistan, spoke about the need for an elite military. The convention's theme for Monday was "Make America Safe Again." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Actor Scott Baio gives two thumbs up during his speech on Monday. "Let's not just make America great again," he said, referring to Trump's campaign slogan. "Let's make America America again!" Alex Wong/Getty Images
Willie Robertson, star of the hit TV show "Duck Dynasty," promised the crowd that Trump "will have your back." Alex Wong/Getty Images
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, the GOP's presidential nominee in 1996, waves after listening to a speech on Monday. John Moore/Getty Images
Marlana VanHoose performs the national anthem prior to Monday's evening session. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, center, was among the delegates shouting for a roll call vote Monday on the rules of the Republican National Convention. GOP officials dismissed the move, saying there were not enough signatures to force a roll call vote. While it's unlikely a roll call vote would have rejected the rules package, it could have been an embarrassing protest vote against Trump and the Republican National Committee. John Moore/Getty Images
Virginia delegate Waverly Woods protests on the floor of the convention. John Moore/Getty Images
Delegates from Texas protest. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, bangs a gavel as resolutions are adopted at the start of the convention. Carolyn Kaster/AP
Delegates stand and turn toward the camera for an official photo on Monday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
People walk in front of a screen displaying the American flag. John Moore/Getty Images