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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker urged Democrats to "Rise Up!" in a primetime Monday night address at the DNC

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker urged Democrats to "Rise Up!" in a primetime Monday night address at the DNC

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Senator Bernie Sanders waves to cheering supporters prior to delivering a speech in support of Hillary Clinton and the progressive revolution

Senator Bernie Sanders waves to cheering supporters prior to delivering a speech in support of Hillary Clinton and the progressive revolution

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Senator Elizabeth Warren slices and dices Donald Trump in DNC speech

Senator Elizabeth Warren slices and dices Donald Trump in DNC speech

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First Lady Michelle Obama rocks the Democratic National Convention with marvelous speech

First Lady Michelle Obama rocks the Democratic National Convention with marvelous speech

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Huge welcome for First Lady Michelle Obama

Huge welcome for First Lady Michelle Obama

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Senator Al Franken and comic superstar Sarah Silverman entertain delegates in Philadelphia

Senator Al Franken and comic superstar Sarah Silverman entertain delegates in Philadelphia

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Paul Simon performs at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Paul Simon performs at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

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U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon appeals for unity at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon appeals for unity at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

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Demi Lovato performs at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Demi Lovato performs at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

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A Washington State flag is unfurled on the floor of the 2016 Democratic National Convention

A Washington State flag is unfurled on the floor of the 2016 Democratic National Convention

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney addresses the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney addresses the 2016 Democratic National Convention

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Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek addresses the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek addresses the 2016 Democratic National Convention

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Love trumps hate: One of the signs given to delegates to wave on the first night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Love trumps hate: One of the signs given to delegates to wave on the first night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention

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The view from inside the Wells Fargo Center

The view from inside the Wells Fargo Center

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No TPP signs at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

No TPP signs at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

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Boyz II Men performs at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Boyz II Men performs at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, substituting for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, calls the 2016 Democratic National Convention to order

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, substituting for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, calls the 2016 Democratic National Convention to order

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Transgender-friendly washrooms at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Transgender-friendly washrooms at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

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Hillary Clinton's communications director Brian Fallon briefs the media

Hillary Clinton's communications director Brian Fallon briefs the media

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Governor Inslee and First Lady Trudi Inslee take a self-portrait at the Washington/Massachusetts joint welcome reception

Governor Inslee and First Lady Trudi Inslee take a self-portrait at the Washington/Massachusetts joint welcome reception

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One of the historic sailing ships moored on the Philadelphia waterfront

One of the historic sailing ships moored on the Philadelphia waterfront