Race, diversity, and equality are all undercurrents in politics and in a nation facing shifting demographics. This gallery is a visual compilation of stories adding to the conversation at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
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lorida Senator Marco Rubio addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (National Journal)
Joe Arpiao, Maricopa County Arizona sheriff, speaks to reporterts at an event in Tampa, Fl. during the Republican National Convention. (National Journal)
Marco Rubio with delegate (National Journal)
Mia Love speaks to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. (National Journal)
Ann Romney speaks to the Rebublican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. (National Journal)
FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2012 photo, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez addresses a joint session of the House and Senate at the start of the legislative session in Santa Fe, N.M., Martinez is feuding with the Democratic-controlled Legislature over how New Mexico should spend money on capital projects. The Republican governor contends that lawmakers have doled out too much money on local "pork" projects and she's threatening to veto some of them to drive home her point of view.Ã¢Â€ (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Ballot inspector Connie Bell, right, holds open a curtain on a voting booth, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, during voting in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary at Memorial High School in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Illegal immigrant Layios Roberto waits outside the offices of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants scrambled to get papers in order, as the U.S. started accepting applications to allow them to avoid deportation and get a work permit, but not a path to citizenship. President Barack Obama announced the program in June after pressure from Hispanic voters and others who said he hasn't fulfilled a campaign promise to overhaul tangled U.S. immigration laws. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) (National Journal)
Oscar Cuevas (National Journal)
Supporters of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sing the national anthem during a campaign event at Watson Truck and Supply, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in Hobbs, N.M.
Texas Republican Senate candidate Ted Cruz speaks to the media, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in Houston a day after defeating Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a runoff.
(TOP) Audience members cheer as President Barack Obama holds a campaign rally at Centreville High School in Clifton, Va., a Washington suburb, on Saturday, July 14, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
(BOTTOM) Supporters listen to Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a campaign rally in Tempe, Ariz., Friday, April 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (National Journal)
Former presidential candidate Herman Cain addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (National Journal)
A worker carries a bucket of onions to a waiting truck on a Vidalia onion farm in Lyons, Ga, in this May 10, 2011 file photo. (National Journal)
Mitt Romney, left, hugs U.S. Rep. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.) after Rubio introduced him to the crowd during a campaign stop in Miami, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. (National Journal)
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