The 2012 Democratic National Convention

Last night, Barack Obama wrapped up the 2012 Democratic National Convention, accepting his party's nomination for president of the United States. He spoke of past successes and the continuing challenges ahead, seeking to frame the election as a choice, rather than a referendum on his first term as president. His address followed days of presentations and speeches by fellow Democrats in Charlotte, North Carolina, where thousands of delegates gathered to give the nomination to the Obama, the incumbent, and his vice president, Joe Biden. Collected below are scenes from Charlotte over the past week. also, you can click here for images from the Republican National Convention, last week in Florida.

Read more
Hints: View this page full screen. Skip to the next and previous photo by typing j/k or ←/→.

Most Recent

  • Danny Lawson / AFP / Getty

    Photos of the Week: Jedi Academy, Small Moon, Royal Wedding

    A giant glowing puppet in Australia, a cat rescued in Colombia, lava flows in Hawaii, devastation in Damascus, a balanced taxi in New York City, biking into the river in Germany, and much more.

  • Mario Tama / Getty

    Photo Updates From Kilauea: The Lava Meets the Sea

    Since Kilauea volcano began its most recent eruptive activity on Hawaii's Big Island three weeks ago, the situation has evolved and worsened.

  • Thomas Peter / Reuters

    A Changing Way of Life for Mongolia’s Dukha Reindeer Herders

    In north central Mongolia, the Dukha people have lived a nomadic life with their reindeer herds for generations—today, that way of life is under pressure.

  • Richard Seeley / Shutterstock

    Travel Monday: A Photo Trip to Southeast Alaska

    Recent images from across southeast Alaska, a narrow strip of coastal islands and mountains that stretches more than 500 miles along the Pacific Ocean.