The 2012 Republican National Convention

Last night, Mitt Romney wrapped up the 2012 Republican National Convention, accepting his party's nomination for president of the United States. He gave a speech that sought to sway independents, assure his base, show him as relatable, and lay out what a Romney presidency would mean. His address followed days of presentations and speeches by fellow Republicans in Tampa, Florida, where thousands of delegates gathered to give the nomination to Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan. Collected below are scenes from Tampa over the past week -- and stay tuned for for images from the Democratic National Convention, next week in North Carolina.

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