August 29, 2012
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Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan stood on stage with his children, his wife, and his mother.
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Convention attendees listened to Ryan's speech.
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An attendee posed next to a campaign poster at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
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Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, waved from the VIP box with her granddaughter Chloe and her son Matt.
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Romney sat in his hotel room with his grandchildren as he watched a broadcast of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's speech.
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Texas delegate Patrick O'Daniel from Austin fashioned a fighting Romney doll.
Pages prepared signs before distributing them to delegates Wednesday.
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Campaign signs sat on seats in front of a national debt clock Wednesday.
Sen. John McCain addressed the convention.
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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice waved to delegates.
A demonstrator gave a peace sign gesture while taking part in a protest march.
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Police officer Carolyn Schwalm videotaped demonstrators.
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A mediator negotiated a standoff between a group of protesters and law enforcement officers that shut down traffic in downtown Tampa.
Ohio delegates bowed their heads during the invocation.
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Video of former presidents George Bush, father and son, played on multiple giant screens at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
A delegate took a picture between empty seats before the start of the night.
Members of a color guard walked through the convention hall before the start of the third session.
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Ayla Brown sang the national anthem.
Pat Tippett and Linda Dennison, both from Georgia, wore GOP logo cut-off jean jackets with matching blue hats Wednesday.
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Wisconsin delegates held masks of Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman who has now ascended to the rank of vice presidential candidate.
Pages reacted to video of the two Bush presidents Wednesday.
Paul Ryan waved as he took the stage to accept the nomination.