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September 06, 2012
"You didn’t elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. You elected me to tell you the truth," President Obama said.
President Obama formally accepted the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday.
Vice President Joe Biden joined the president on stage.
President Obama greeted first lady Michelle Obama before his speech.
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Supporters cheered at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C.
First lady Michelle Obama gestured during the convention.
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Supporters held signs as they cheered for military veterans.
Vice President Joe Biden cast a shadow during his acceptance speech.
The last day of the convention was originally scheduled to take place at the Bank of America Stadium.
The proceedings were moved indoors due to the weather forecast, party organizers said.
Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts also spoke on Thursday.
Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts spoke about foreign policy at the convention.
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Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords (left) blew a kiss to the crowd at the convention.
Fomer Governor Jennifer Granholm of Michigan addressed the convention.
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Covered with stickers, Washington state delegate Chris Porter waited in line at a concession stand.
A woman saluted during the convention's proceedings.
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Demonstrators argued outside the convention.
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A sign language interpreter gestured as singer James Taylor performed.
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Singer Mary J. Blige performed at the convention.
Actress Scarlett Johansson raised her fist during her convention speech.