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Friday, August 31, 2012

Republican National Convention wrap-up photos

TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - The balloons at the top of the Tampa Bay Times Forum. They will be released after Mitt Romneys speech on Thursday night.
  • Joeff Davis
  • 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.

CL's staff photographer, Joeff Davis, has trudged through the trenches of Florida for the past five days, elbowing through mobs of photographers, anarchists, and invisible chair people to bring you his freaky take on the 2012 Republican National Convention. After the jump are some of my favorite images from the week, follow the links below to check out a larger take from each day.

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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.
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  • 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.

TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Remarks by Governor Scott Walker (WI) at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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  • TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Remarks by Governor Scott Walker (WI) at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Remarks by Governor Chris Christie (NJ) the keynote speaker at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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  • TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Remarks by Governor Chris Christie (NJ) the keynote speaker at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - Michigan delegate Dennis Lennox cheers wildly during  Rep. Paul Ryans remarks  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.

TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - One of Paul Ryans sons sitting on the lap of Paul Ryans wife yawns during Rep. Paul Ryans 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.

TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - The 2012 Republican National Convention.
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  • TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - The 2012 Republican National Convention.

TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - The March On The RNC.
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  • TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - The March On The RNC.

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 Americas 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 - 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."

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 Peoples 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.

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 - Gus and Liiam Machado at Nuestra Noch: Midnight in Ybor a invitation only party at the Cuban Club in the Ybor neighborhood of Tampa.

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 - A Todd Akin supportor in the hallway at the 2012 Republican National Convention. Akin is the Republican Senate candidate who talked about "legitimate rape."

TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - A participant in the Roving Radical Dance Party gets down in front of police.
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  • TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - A participant in the Roving Radical Dance Party gets down in front of police.

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 - 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.

TAMPA, FL - August 26, 2012 - Michael Phillips, 31, 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 - Michael Phillips, 31, 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.

TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - The floor at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
  • Joeff Davis
  • TAMPA, FL - August 29, 2012 - The floor at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Texas delegates on the floor at 2012 Republican National Convention.
  • Joeff Davis
  • TAMPA, FL - August 27, 2012 - Texas delegates on the floor at 2012 Republican National Convention.

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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