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19 photo takeaways from the 2016 GOP National Convention

Kim Davis and the California delegation celebrate Donald Trump's nomination at the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 19, 2016.
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It's over. Donald Trump capped a tumultuous Republican National Convention with a raw acceptance speech that cast a dark view of America's problems at home and abroad. Here are some of the highlights of the four-day gathering.

Outside the arena

Demonstrators march through downtown ahead of the Republican National Convention on July 17, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Protesters march through downtown Cleveland.

Open carry in effect

Members of the West Ohio Minutemen practice their right to carry firearms near the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, July 19, 2016.
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Second Amendment activists show up in force to exercise their rights to carry weapons.

Police presence in force

Cleveland police officers block an intersection during a demonstration near the site of the Republican National Convention on July 17, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Mounted on bikes and wearing helmets topped with video cameras, police kept a watchful eye on protesters outside Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena.

Clinton bashing

A Hillary For Prison billboard cruises by the crowds outside the RNC Convention in Cleveland on July 19, 2016.
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A billboard truck drove through the streets of Cleveland during the convention, offering a favorite theme by speakers and delegates alike.

Sea of signs

Delegates gather in Cleveland on the second day of the GOP Convention.
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A sea of signs in the arena as some of the 2,472 delegates gathered.

Stephen Colbert

Comedian Stephen Colbert, host of 'The Late Show' tapes a segment for his show at the Quicken Loans Arena on July 17, 2016, ahead of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Stephen Colbert tapes a segment of "The Late Show" inside the arena.

Eyyyyyy Chachi!

Scott Baio gives two thumbs up during his speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016.
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"Happy Days" actor Scott Baio gives two thumbs up during his speech.

Sour note

Delegates from Texas oppose a roll call vote on the floor during on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Delegates from Texas oppose a roll call vote on the floor.

Stars and stripes

Florida Delegates Tina Harris and Nancy Riley arrive on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Florida delegates Tina Harris and Nancy Riley arrive on the first day of the convention.

Melania marred

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures at his wife Melania after she concluded her remarks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 18, 2016.
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Donald Trump gestures to his wife, Melania, after she addressed the convention on Day 2. It was discovered that passages of her speech had been lifted from Michelle Obama's address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. An aide who assisted Melania Trump with the speech took the blame, saying it was accidental.

Rousing Rudy

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH on July 18, 2016.
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Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani riled up the crowd with his endorsement of Trump.

VP Pence?

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) greets vice presidential nominee Mike Pence after Pence spoke during the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Donald Trump air kisses running mate Mike Pence.

Boos for Cruz

Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz arrives to speak during the third night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Sen. Ted Cruz, upon arriving to speak during the third night of the convention. The audience later booed him off the stage because he didn't endorse Trump in his speech. "Vote your conscience," he urged the audience.

Cruzin'

L-R) Vanessa Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump and Tiffany Trump stand as they listen to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speak during the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
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L-R: Vanessa Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Trump, Ivanka Trump and Tiffany Trump stand as they listen to Sen. Ted Cruz speak.

Straight talk from Thiel

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, delivers a speech during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Tech billionaire Peter Thiel addressed the convention on the final night. "I am proud to be gay. I am proud to be a Republican. But most of all I am proud to be an American," he said.

Ivanka's intro

Donald Trump takes the stage after being introduced by his daughter Ivanka Trump during the final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016.
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Trump takes the stage after being introduced by daughter Ivanka. "Throughout my entire life, I have witnessed his empathy and generosity towards other," she said.

'I alone can fix it'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives two thumbs up to the crowd during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Trump gives two thumbs up on the final night. During his pointedly dark acceptance speech, he characterized the record of Hillary Clinton as "death, destruction, terrorism and weakness." Listing America's numerous problems, he asserted: "I alone can fix it."

It's over

Balloons are dropped at the end of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Still time for the balloon drop.

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