Last night, Barack Obama wrapped up the 2012 Democratic National Convention, accepting his party's nomination for president of the United States. He spoke of past successes and the continuing challenges ahead, seeking to frame the election as a choice, rather than a referendum on his first term as president. His address followed days of presentations and speeches by fellow Democrats in Charlotte, North Carolina, where thousands of delegates gathered to give the nomination to the Obama, the incumbent, and his vice president, Joe Biden. Collected below are scenes from Charlotte over the past week.
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama fist-bumps actor and Obama administration official Kal Penn, the associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, as she tours the stage a day before her speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 3, 2012.
PBS production-assistant Meena Ganesan wears a "Hatcam", a Go-Pro camera, a shotgun microphone and a transmitter attached to a plastic hat, as she collects live video reports for the PBS NewsHour at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, on September 5, 2012. PBS came up with the idea to equip staffers with the "Hatcam" to collect eye-level live reports at both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.
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