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.

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