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The Democratic National Convention

Updated 3:13 PM ET, Fri August 5, 2016
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Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party's presidential nominee, takes the stage before giving a speech Thursday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. John Locher/AP
Clinton walks on stage with her running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Balloons fall from the ceiling of the Wells Fargo Center after Clinton's speech. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images
Clinton arrives for her speech. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images
During her speech, Clinton ripped into Republican nominee Donald Trump for his convention pitch "I alone can fix it." She said: "He's forgetting every last one of us. Americans don't say: 'I alone can fix it.' We say: 'We'll fix it together.' " SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Clinton acknowledges the crowd before her speech. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Clinton's husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, applauds along with their daughter, Chelsea. Carolyn Kaster/AP
Clinton is the first woman in U.S. history to lead the presidential ticket of a major political party. "It's true," she said in her speech, "I sweat the details of policy -- whether we're talking about the exact level of lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan; the number of mental health facilities in Iowa; or the cost of your prescription drugs. ... Because it's not just a detail if it's your kid, if it's your family. It's a big deal. And it should be a big deal to your President." SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Clinton gives a thumbs-up to the crowd. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Clinton embraces her daughter before speaking. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images
Bill Clinton becomes emotional Thursday as he listens to Chelsea introduce her mother. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Chelsea Clinton said her mother is a "listener and a doer, a woman driven by compassion, by faith, by kindness, a fierce sense of justice, and a heart full of love." Alex Wong/Getty Images
Singer Katy Perry performs "Rise" on Thursday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Khizr Khan holds his personal copy of the U.S. Constitution as he speaks Thursday. His son, Humayun S. M. Khan, was one of the 14 American Muslims who have died serving their country since 9/11. In his remarks, Khan criticized the Republican nominee: "If it was up to Donald Trump, (my son) never would have been in America. ... Donald Trump, you are asking Americans to trust you with our future. Let me ask you: Have you even read the U.S. Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy." SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks at the convention on Thursday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks to the crowd at the Wells Fargo Center. John Taggart/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Delegates cheer on Thursday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
LGBT rights activist Sarah McBride takes the stage. Paul Sancya/AP
Delegates hold up signs in support of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Clinton and U.S. President Barack Obama wave to the crowd Wednesday after Obama gave a speech. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images
Obama and Clinton hug after Obama's speech. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Obama and Clinton acknowledge the crowd. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
Clinton points to Obama as she walks on stage after his speech. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Delegates stand as Obama speaks. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
"This year, in this election, I'm asking you to join me -- to reject cynicism, reject fear, to summon what's best in us; to elect Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States, and show the world we still believe in the promise of this great nation," Obama said. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images
Obama told the crowd at the Wells Fargo Center that he is "more optimistic about the future of America than ever before." He contrasted it with the "pessimistic vision" of America he heard during the Republican convention last week. "There were no serious solutions to pressing problems -- just the fanning of resentment, and blame, and anger, and hate," he said. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Obama said Clinton is more ready than he was to become President. "For four years, I had a front-row seat to her intelligence, her judgment and her discipline," Obama said, referring to her stint as secretary of state. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
The crowd welcomes Obama. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine, waves to the crowd along with his wife, Anne Holton, after giving a speech on Wednesday. Win McNamee/Getty Images
During his speech, Kaine said: "Hillary Clinton and I are compañeros del alma. We share this belief: Do all the good you can. And serve one another. Pretty simple. That's what I'm about. That's what you're about. That's what Bernie Sanders is about. That's what Joe Biden is about. That's what Barack and Michelle Obama are about. And that's what Hillary Clinton is about." Alex Wong/Getty Images
Delegates hold posters during Kaine's speech. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Kaine comes out to the stage on Wednesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, cheers during the speech of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
"I understand the appeal of a businessman President. But Trump's business plan is a disaster in the making," said Bloomberg, an independent. He said the Republican nominee is a "risky, reckless, and radical choice." NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden also went after Trump, saying "this guy doesn't have a clue about the middle class -- not a clue. Actually, he has no clue, period." Alex Wong/Getty Images
Biden walks to the podium before delivering his speech. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images
A delegate wears a Bernie Sanders mask on Wednesday. Sanders finished second to Clinton in the presidential primaries. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Broadway performers sing "What the World Needs Now Is Love" on Wednesday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords waves to the audience before speaking on Wednesday. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
People hold up prints that pay respect to those who were killed in the Charleston, South Carolina, church shooting of June 2015. Two survivors of the shooting were speaking to the crowd. Win McNamee/Getty Images
A delegate wears stickers in support of Clinton. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is escorted to the podium by his wife, Landra, on Wednesday. Paul Sancya/AP
Clinton appears live on a video screen Tuesday night. Just a few hours earlier, she officially became the party's presidential nominee. She is the first woman to lead a major party's presidential ticket. "I can't believe we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet," she told the crowd. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Actress Meryl Streep addresses the crowd before Clinton's video message. Streep said Clinton will be the first female President of the United States, "but she won't be the last." Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton waves to the crowd before giving a speech on Tuesday. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images
The former President told the crowd about how he met his wife for the first time. He also called her "the best damn change-maker I've ever met in my entire life." Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Bill Clinton arrives on stage to give his speech. In his speech, he portrayed his wife as a woman who tirelessly ran a family and a career. "She always wants to move the ball forward," he said. "That is just who she is." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Former U.S. secretary of state Madeleine Albright waves to the crowd after speaking on Tuesday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean re-enacts his infamous "Dean Scream" during his speech. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Actresses America Ferrera, right, and Lena Dunham walk on stage to deliver remarks. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
Florida delegate Bernard Jennings holds a cardboard cutout of Hillary Clinton over the face of his young son Ethan on Tuesday. Carolyn Kaster/AP
"Mothers of the Movement" -- mothers whose unarmed children have been killed by law enforcement or due to gun violence -- take the stage Tuesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Actress Elizabeth Banks walks onto the stage Tuesday. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders waves to the crowd after the Vermont delegation cast its roll-call votes Tuesday. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images
Sanders smiles while attending roll call. He moved to name Clinton the official nominee. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
The crowd cheers after Clinton was formally nominated. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
A delegate cries during the roll-call vote Tuesday. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
A staff member tallies Alabama's votes during roll call on Tuesday. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Delegates hold up signs referring to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the running mate of Republican nominee Donald Trump. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images
Sanders delivers the headline speech on Monday. "I understand that many people here in this convention hall and around the country are disappointed about the final results of the nominating process," Sanders said. "I think it's fair to say that no one is more disappointed than I am. But to all of our supporters -- here and around the country -- I hope you take enormous pride in the historical accomplishments we have achieved." NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
Sanders spoke out against Republican nominee Donald Trump and said Clinton must become President. "If you don't believe this election is important, if you think you can sit it out, take a moment to think about the Supreme Court justices that Donald Trump would nominate and what that would mean to civil liberties, equal rights and the future of our country," Sanders said. Paul Sancya/AP
Sanders acknowledges the crowd at the Wells Fargo Center. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren talks to the crowd in Philadelphia. "We are not going to be Donald Trump's hate-filled America," she said. "Not now. Not ever." ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama gives a speech. "This election -- every election -- is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of our lives," she said. "And I am here tonight because in this election, there is only one person who I trust with that responsibility -- only one person who I believe is truly qualified to be President of the United States. And that is our friend, Hillary Clinton." Matt Rourke/AP
Obama waves to the crowd. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images
In his speech Monday, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker included a message about togetherness. "Patriotism is love of country. But you can't love your country without loving your countrymen and countrywomen," he said. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Singer Paul Simon performs "Bridge Over Troubled Water." ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Delegates hold up signs Monday. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. Sen. Al Franken appears on stage with comedian Sarah Silverman. Franken, of course, has a comedic background as well, having once starred on "Saturday Night Live." SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Anastasia Somoza, an advocate for people with disabilities, comes out to speak. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Former pro basketball players Jason Collins, left, and Jarron Collins wave to the crowd. Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the NBA, said he told the Clintons about his sexual orientation before coming out publicly. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
A delegate wears a pin showing her support of Clinton. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Delegates hold signs reading "Love trumps hate" on Monday. John Taggart/Bloomberg/Getty Images
A delegate supports Sanders at the convention. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Tape on a delegate's mouth makes a statement Monday about the Democratic National Committee. Recently leaked committee emails appeared to show favoritism toward Clinton in the primary race, and many Sanders supporters entered the convention upset. The controversy has caused Debbie Wasserman Schultz to step down as the committee's chairwoman at the end of the convention. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Members of the media stand during the event. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images