On August 30, 2012, Mitt Romney wrapped up the 2012 Republican National Convention, accepting his party's nomination for president of the United States. He gave a speech that sought to sway independents, assure his base, show him as relatable, and lay out what a Romney presidency would mean. His address followed days of presentations and speeches by fellow Republicans in Tampa, Florida, where thousands of delegates gathered to give the nomination to Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan. Collected below are scenes from Tampa over the past week -- and stay tuned for for images from the Democratic National Convention, next week in North Carolina.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, seen through a cascade of balloons, after the balloon drop concluding the final session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on August 30, 2012.
Michigan delegate Linda Lee Tarver poses with a sign inside the convention hall before the start of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, on August 28, 2012.
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Convention goers walk through a covered pathway leading to the site of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, on August 26, 2012. Hurricane Isaac forced Republicans to rewrite the script for their national convention in Tampa as party officials postponed much of Monday's scheduled proceedings.
Delegates celebrate with "MITT!" signs as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney gets the necessary delegate votes to put him over the top and secure the Republican presidential nomination, during the second day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, on August 28, 2012.