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The week in politics

Published 8:22 PM ET, Sat July 23, 2016
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Donald Trump, the Republican Party's presidential nominee, delivers a speech Thursday, July 21, 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
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton arrives with Sen. Tim Kaine at a rally in Miami on Saturday, July 23. Clinton has selected Kaine as her running mate. Kaine has represented Virginia in the Senate since January 2013. He was governor from 2006 to 2010. Mary Altaffer/AP
A gun is seen outside the Republican National Convention. "Open carry" gun laws allow Ohio's licensed firearm owners to wear their weapons in public. Peter van Agtmael/Magnum Photos for CNN
A man wearing a Donald Trump mask walks through downtown Cleveland on Sunday, July 17. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani delivered a fiery speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday, July 18. Among his topics was the fight against terrorists. "We know who you are, and we're coming to get you!" he said. Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Talk-show host Stephen Colbert, in the blue hair, tapes a segment at the site of the Republican National Convention on Sunday, July 17. Carolyn Kaster/AP
A delegate from Georgia wears an American flag-themed tie during the Republican National Convention on Thursday, July 21. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama snaps her fingers with student Rachel Scott at a White House event on Tuesday, July 19. The first lady was hosting the third-annual "Beating the Odds" summit with more than 130 college-bound students. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Donald Trump gives his "air kiss" to his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, after Pence's speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, July 20. Mary Altaffer/AP
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz gives a thumbs-up as he walks off stage at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, July 20. 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." David Hume Kennerly for CNN
Hillary Clinton addresses the crowd in Cincinnati at the annual NAACP Convention on Monday, July 18. John Sommers II/Getty Images
Four of Donald Trump's children -- from left, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump and Tiffany Trump -- celebrate on the floor of the Republican National Convention, where Donald Trump Jr. announced the New York delegates that clinched the nomination for his father on Tuesday, July 19. Carolyn Kaster/AP
A law enforcement officer tries to extinguish a burning American flag outside the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, July 20. John Minchillo/AP
U.S. President Barack Obama, right, meets with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in the White House Oval Office on Friday, July 22. The two met for talks about trade, climate change and how to counter drug trafficking. Susan Walsh/AP
Melania Trump, wife of presidential candidate Donald Trump, delivers a speech Monday, July 18, at the Republican National 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. Afterward, it was revealed that passages of the speech were taken from Michelle Obama's 2008 speech at the Democratic National Convention. A speechwriter identified herself as the person responsible for the plagiarism, and she offered her resignation. The Trumps did not accept. "She made a mistake. ... We all make mistakes," Donald Trump told ABC News. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Hillary Clinton was not a popular figure at the Republican National Convention. See more unconventional shots from the convention Martin Parr/Magnum Photos for CNN
A protester carries a peace flag in downtown Cleveland on Sunday, July 17. Patrick Semansky/AP
People take in a view of downtown Philadelphia from the One Liberty Observation Deck on Thursday, July 21. The Democrats will be holding their convention in Philadelphia from July 25-28. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Presidential nominee Donald Trump waves as he leaves the stage during the Republican National Convention on Monday, July 18. John Locher/AP