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19 photo takeaways from the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Delegates hold up signs and cheer on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia.
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It's history. In the city where the Founding Fathers declared independence from King George III, the Democrats crowned Hillary Clinton as the first woman presidential nominee of a major party. Here are some highlights of the four-day gathering in Philadelphia.

Hacked

DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., greeted the Florida delegation at a breakfast, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention.
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Days before the convention, WikiLeaks posted thousands of hacked emails of Democratic National Committee leaders. The messages, allegedly acquired and disclosed by Russia, showed that party officials had worked to sabotage Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign. DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was supposed to wield the gavel at the convention, instead announced her resignation. In this photo, the Florida congresswoman appeared at a breakfast for her home state's delegation on Convention Day 1. Her comments were interrupted with jeers and boos.

March for Bernie

Protesters demonstrate at the 'March For Bernie' ahead of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, July 24, 2016.
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"Bernie or Bust people" and other supporters of the Vermont senator ...

Feeling the Bern

Supporters of Bernie Sanders gather in Philadelphia on July 24, 2016.
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... took to the streets of Philadelphia ...

Bernie or bust

Bernie Sanders supporters dance to music in Franklin Delano Roosevelt park after marching through downtown before the start of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on July 24, 2016 in Philadelphia.
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... and danced to the music in Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, across Broad Street from the Wells Fargo Center.

'You're being ridiculous'

Comedian Sarah Silverman, right, reacts on stage with Senator Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, on Monday, July 25, 2016.
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Inside the hall, Sanders supporter Sarah Silverman took the stage with fellow comedian Sen. Al Franken, who backed Clinton. Silverman announced she would vote for Clinton "with gusto," while staying true to "the ideals set forth by Bernie." Sanders die-hards chanted "Bernie," prompting Silverman to fire back: "To the 'Bernie or Bust' people, you're being ridiculous. "

'The power to shape our children'

Michelle Obama waves as she appears onstage during the first session at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016.
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First lady Michelle Obama told the convention that elections are "about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives. ... There is only one person who I trust with that responsibility … and that is our friend, Hillary Clinton," she declared. ...

Stand and cheer

Delegates stand and cheer as first lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia.
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... eliciting a standing ovation.

'Stupid wall'

Representative Joseph P. Kennedy, III (D-MA) greets Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016.
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Another first night speaker, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, ripped into Donald Trump, saying the Republican presidential nominee offered no serious policy other than a "stupid wall that will never get built." In this photo, the Massachusetts senator is greeted by Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III.

'No one is more disappointed than I am'

Bernie Sanders speaks to the crowds at the 2016 Democratic National Convention-Day 1 at Wells Fargo Center on July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia.
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Sanders also addressed the convention that night, getting a three-minute ovation before he pleaded for his followers to get behind Clinton. "I understand that many people here in this convention hall and around the country are disappointed about the final results of the nominating process," Sanders said. "I think it's fair to say that no one is more disappointed than I am." ...

The face of disppointment

A supporter cries as Senator Bernie Sanders addresses the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday, July 25, 2016.
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... but that didn't stop the tears.

The moment

Sen. Bernie Sanders gets a hug from his wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders, after he announces the votes for the state of Vermont in favor of Hillary Clinton during the roll call on the second night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, July 26, 2016.
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The Day 2 roll call of states ended with Sanders declaring that the convention should hand the nomination to Clinton by acclaim. In this photo, Sanders gets a hug from his wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders, after he announces that his home state had voted for Clinton.

'The best darn change maker'

President Bill Clinton speaks and makes the case for his wife, Hillary Clinton's bid for the Presidency of the United States of America, at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, in Philadelphia, July 26, 2016.
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On Night 2, former President Bill Clinton got his turn to speak. He shared memories — critics said airbrushed ones — of his relationship with his wife. "For this time, Hillary is uniquely qualified to seize the opportunities and reduce the risks we face," he said. "And she is still the best darn change maker I have ever known. "

'I know a con'

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivers remarks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia.
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None of the speakers at the convention was more eviscerating of Trump than fellow New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg. "I'm a New Yorker, and I know a con when I see one," the Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent former mayor said.

'Believe me'

Vice President nominee Tim Kaine acknowledges the crowd after delivering remarks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia.
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Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine, also wasn't so kind to the GOP nominee. On Night 3, the Virginia U.S. senator riffed on Trump's "believe me" mantra: "Does anybody in this massive auditorium believe that Donald Trump's been paying his fair share of taxes?"

Hail from the chief

Barack Obama hugs US Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the third night of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, July 27, 2016.
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He made his own history — as the nation's first African-American president — after blocking Hillary Clinton's 2008 bid to become the first woman president. "I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman, not me, not Bill, more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America," President Barack Obama said of his former secretary of state. "I hope you don't mind, Bill, but I was just telling the truth, man."

Former first daughter

Chelsea Clinton at the podium of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 28, 2016.
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Chelsea Clinton, now 36 and a mother of two, shared a unique perspective of her mother as a loving mom filled with compassion for the needy. "She never, ever, forgets who she's fighting for," she said.

I accept

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton celebrates among balloons after she accepted the nomination on the fourth and final night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 28, 2016.
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"We will not build a wall. Instead, we will build an economy where everyone who wants a good, paying job can get one," Clinton said in accepting the nomination, "with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America's promise."

Final stretch

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her vice presidential running mate Senator Tim Kaine celebrate among balloons after she accepted the nomination on the fourth and final night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 28, 2016.
Jim Young | Reuters

Clinton and Kaine celebrate one more time before hitting the campaign trail for the final stretch of the 2016 election.

Correction: This story was revised to correct to King George III.

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