September 09, 2012 Slideshows

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Republican National Convention 

Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 26, 2012 - Jane Milhans at RNC Welcome Event at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida during a medley of the Pledge of Allegiance and God Bless America, "I just love this country," she said when asked what she felt during the medley.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 26, 2012 - Scott Baker and Janet Baker at the RNC Welcome Event at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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TAMPA, FL - August 26, 2012 - The RNC Welcome Event at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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TAMPA, FL - August 26, 2012 - RNC Welcome Event at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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TAMPA, FL - August 26, 2012 - Michael Phillips lays on a gurney. He had a sign propped on him that said "I am voting for President Obama because... I support a president who believes people with disabilities should live in communities." Phillips suffers from the disease Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). He came to the convention area with his mother and brother.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 26, 2012 - Barbara Seidenberg crashed the the "Dogs Against Romney" protest arguing that protesters were being hypocritical for not talking about President Obama eating dog meat when he was a child.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 26, 2012 - One of the demonstrators wielded a pooper scooper with a picture of Romney in it.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 26, 2012 - The "Dogs Against Romney" protest at Lykes Gaslight Park.
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TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - The March On The RNC.
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TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - This was the closest marchers got to the Tampa Bay Times Forum location of the Republican National Convention. The predetermined parade route kept protesters far from the site of the convention and any entrances where delegates would be entering the convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - The March On The RNC.
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TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - The March On The RNC.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - RNC Chairman Reince Priebus bangs the gavel to commence the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Ron Paul supporters gather underneath the words "We Can Do Better," at one end of the forum and chanted "President Paul!" In an interview with the New York Times Paul said he was denied a speaking roll because he refused to endorse Mitt Romney. Paul will appear in a video Wednesday night the same night his son Senator Rand Paul (KY) will speak.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Today shortened session was the first meeting of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. It was an informal session with credentials not even being checked on the floor. The session was shortened because of the threat posed by Tropical Storm Isaac which ended up to be much weaker then expected a few days ago with some brief strong rain showers on and off throughout the day.
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TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - The balloons at the top of the Tampa Bay Times Forum. They will be released after Mitt Romney's speech on Thursday night.
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TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - After RNC Chairman Reince Priebus banged the gavel to end the day's session people on the floor bow their heads in prayer during an invocation.
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TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Former Florida Senator and Former Chairman of the Republican National Party Mel Martinez being interviewed at Nuestra Noch: Midnight in Ybor an invitation only party at the Cuban Club in the Ybor neighborhood of Tampa.
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TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Florida's U.S. Senator Marco Rubio makes an appearance and speech at Nuestra Noch: Midnight in Ybor an invitation only party at the Cuban Club in the Ybor neighborhood of Tampa. Rubio opened his speech by saying that the attendees should be sure to tell the media in the room that Republicans know how to party.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Nuestra Noch: Midnight in Ybor a invitation only party at the Cuban Club in the Ybor neighborhood of Tampa.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Gus and Liiam Machado at Nuestra Noch: Midnight in Ybor a invitation only party at the Cuban Club in the Ybor neighborhood of Tampa.
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TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - The Roving Radical Dance Party boogies down 7th and 8th street in the Ybor neighborhood in Tampa. Their facebook page describes the event: "let's dance like this world is ending and another one is being born. we are radical anarchists asking republicans to dance " 'cause what's the chance of anybody moving from right to left if the only moves they see are NBC and CBS?" "no cover (except your mask if you want one) and if you aren't affiliated with anarchism or the republican party, you are welcome to come too, the only requirement being ready to live a night without borders, without walls, open to the possibilities that are born inside us when we realize we are the ones we've been waiting for."
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - The Roving Radical Dance Party boogies down 7th and 8th street in the Ybor neighborhood in Tampa.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Throughout the Roving Radical Dance Party participants switched off carrying a large golden elephant.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - A homeless women looks at me as the Roving Radical Dance Party moves past her.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - A participant in the Roving Radical Dance Party gets down in front of police.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Men who were identified as Occupier 1 and Occupier 2 make out during a counter-protest in the protest zone against Westboro Baptist Church.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Riot police march down the street in downtown Tampa.
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TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - A member of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church.
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TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - John Murdock shouts at members of Westboro Baptist Church, "Jesus thinks your douche bags," he yelled, "I know I read him."
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TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Westboro Baptist Church members protected from a crowd of angry counter-protesters by riot police. Minutes later they were escorted out of the protest zone by a phalanx of riot police.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Westboro Baptist Church members are protected from a crowd of angry counter-protesters by riot police. Minutes later they were escorted out of the protest zone by a phalanx of riot police.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Mitt Romney's brother, Scott Romney, sitting in the front row at the Republican National Convention, reacts to the surprise appearance of his brother onstage after Ann Romney's remarks at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - In the middle of the Roll Call Mitt Romney receives enough delegat votes to clinch the nomination for Nomination of President of the United States.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Remarks by Governor Scott Walker (WI) at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Remarks by Governor Chris Christie (NJ) the keynote speaker at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Tennessee Roll Call for Nomination of President of the United States.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - The Oak Ridge Boys perform "Amazing Grace," at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - The floor of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Ohio delegates hold up inflatable words during remarks by Governor John Kasich (OH) at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - A woman in the high level seats is escorted out of the seating area by a member of RNC personal during remarks by former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

According to people sitting close to her she yelled a bunch of things including: "Homophobes, racists, warmoners, get money out of politics, corporations are not people, end the war on women."

She could not be heard on the floor.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Remarks by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus at 2012 Republican National Convention as the US National Debt clock installed for the Republican National Convention goes up in the background.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - North Carolina Roll Call for Nomination of President of the United States.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Remarks by Speaker of the House John Boehner at 2012 Republican National Convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Remarks by Mrs. Ann Romney (WI) at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - RNC page on the floor at 2012 Republican National Convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - People appear as computers at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Texas delegates on the floor at 2012 Republican National Convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Texas Governor Rick Perry with Texas delegates on the floor at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Judy Eledge holds a small Obama statue she and friends in Anchorage, Alaska had made. It counts down the number of days Obama has till the end of his first term and has the words Hoax written across his chest.

"It means he is a joke," said Eledge when asked about why they chose the word Hoax when designing the statue, "thats what we think he is."
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Remarks by Senate Republican Candidate Ted Cruz (TX) at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - Jack sells RNC souvenirs and flags at the perimeter of the RNC. The day before Jack made $200. Jack says he is a Republican.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - Remarks by Senate Republican Leader and Convention Temporary Chairman Mitch McConnell (KY) with a red star over his head, a traditional communist symbol, at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - The 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - The 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - The floor at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - The 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - Remarks by Senator Rob Portman (OH) at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - Arizona governor Arizona Jan Brewer at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - Remarks by Condoleezza Rice at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - Ron Paul supportor Brandon Navom during a video of Ron Paul.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - Ron Paul supportor Brandon Navom after cheering the Ron Paul video and holding a Ron Paul sign is approached by an RNC worker and told to change his shirt and put his sign away, according to Navom. "She did not seem friendly," he said.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - For the second night in a row a protester (in pink) attempted to disrupt the RNC by shouting from the upper seats. This one was during Rep. Paul Ryan's remarks at the 2012 Republican National Convention. She was drowned out by chanting of the crowd.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - The 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - Remarks by vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - Michigan delegate Dennis Lennox cheers wildly during Rep. Paul Ryan's remarks at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - One of Paul Ryan's sons sitting on the lap of Paul Ryan's wife yawns during Rep. Paul Ryan's remarks at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - Remarks by vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - A man appears to be asleep during remarks by vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - The 2012 Republican National Convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - Vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan and members of his family at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - The floor at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - The floor at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - An advertisement for the Associated Press in the convention center.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - The floor of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - Riot police gather for a group picture.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - Before marching to the forum protesters gathered in the park and chanted and shouted intensely. Protesters yelled and chanted in support of gay rights, immigrant rights, reproductive rights, taxing the rich and the reform of America's political system amongst other things. The chants were sometimes equally harsh on president Obama as Mitt Romney, one chant that began "Fuck Romney" were met by shouts of "Fuck Obama."
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - The final spirited rally of the 2012 RNC. A diversity of groups gathered in Lykes Gaslight Square Park, including Code Pink, Occupy and the Poor People's Economic Rights Campaign.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - The final spirited rally of the 2012 RNC. A diversity of groups gathered in Lykes Gaslight Square Park, including Code Pink, Occupy and the Poor People's Economic Rights Campaign.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - The final spirited rally of the 2012 RNC. A diversity of groups gathered in Lykes Gaslight Square Park, including Code Pink, Occupy and the Poor People's Economic Rights Campaign.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - A couple kisses during the final rally of the 2012 RNC. A diversity of groups gathered in Lykes Gaslight Square Park, including Code Pink, Occupy and the Poor People's Economic Rights Campaign.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - After rallying in the park protesters marched to the edge of the security zone of 2012 RNC.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - The front row during remarks by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL) on the final night of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - A Todd Akin supportor in the hallway at the 2012 Republican National Convention. Akin is the Republican Senate candidate who talked about "legitimate rape."
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - The floor at the Tampa Bay Times Forum at the conclusion of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - Taylor Hicks performing on the RNC's final night.
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TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - Clint Eastwood speaking on the RNC's final night.
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TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - Clint Eastwood speaking on the RNC's final night.
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TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - The crowd reacts to Clint Eastwood's speech Eastwood spent part of his speech speaking to an empty chair.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - Remarks by presidential nominee Mitt Romney on the final night of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - The crowd during remarks by presidential nominee Mitt Romney on the final night of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - Remarks by presidential nominee Mitt Romney on the final night of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - Presidential nominee Mitt Romney and vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan after remarks by presidential nominee Mitt Romney on the final night of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - Presidential nominee Mitt Romney and vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan after remarks by presidential nominee Mitt Romney on the final night of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - Confetti and balloons drop after presidential nominee Mitt Romney's speech on the final night of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - Confetti and balloons drop after presidential nominee Mitt Romney's speech on the final night of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - Confetti and balloons drop after presidential nominee Mitt Romney's speech on the final night of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - The floor at the Tampa Bay Times Forum at the conclusion of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - The floor at the Tampa Bay Times Forum at the conclusion of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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TAMPA, FL - August 30, 2012 - The floor at the Tampa Bay Times Forum at the conclusion of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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Joeff Davis
TAMPA, FL - August 26, 2012 - Scott Baker and Janet Baker at the RNC Welcome Event at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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