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Inside CPAC 2015

Conservatives gather in National Harbor, Md., to network and hear from potential presidential candidates.

  1. Welcome
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    Welcome

    A Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) sign stands during the conference on Feb. 26, 2015.
  2. Cruz 2016
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    Cruz 2016

    Maggie Wright from Texas holds a Ted Cruz hat during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015.
  3. Carson speaks
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    Carson speaks

    Ben Carson speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015.
  4. Fan club
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    Fan club

    Ben Carson is surrounded by supporters as he waits to be interviewed at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015.
  5. Flair
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    Flair

    A man displays pins at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015.
  6. Lee speaks
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    Lee speaks

    Senator Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.
  7. At attention
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    At attention

    Cadets from the Citadel military college in Charlestown, S.C., listen as Senator Mike Lee speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015.
  8. Moment of prayer
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    Moment of prayer

    An attendee bows her head in prayer during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015.
  9. Legalize
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    Legalize

    A man wears a T-shirt calling for the legalization of marijuana as he attends the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015.
  10. Throwback
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    Throwback

    William Temple of the Golden Isles Tea Party in Georgia, dressed as Button Gwinnett, the second signer on the United States Declaration of Independence, cheers as Ben Carson speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015.
  11. The field
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    The field

    Attendee Adam Gabbatt holds photos of possible presidential candidates to question attendees during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015.
  12. 'GONE!'
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    'GONE!'

    Volunteers walk by a stand at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015.
  13. Vintage
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    Vintage

    A woman browses through conservative political badges at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015.
  14. 'Stand with Rand'
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    'Stand with Rand'

    Supporters of Senator Rand Paul work at a stand at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015.
  15. 'I heart oil'
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    'I heart oil'

    A woman works at a stand promoting the oil industry at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015.
  16. Can you hear me now?
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    Can you hear me now?

    Attendee Timothy Finn of New York wears a U.S. flag outfit while talking on a cellphone during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015.
  17. Guns and coffee
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    Guns and coffee

    An attendee picks up a “I Love Guns & Coffee” sticker at the Second Amendment Foundation booth during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015.
  18. Ernst speaks
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    Ernst speaks

    Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015.
  19. Fiorina in the spotlight
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    Fiorina in the spotlight

    Carly Fiorina speaks during an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015.
  20. Casting ballots
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    Casting ballots

    Attendee Rodrigo Gonzalez of Boston participates in the straw poll during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015.
  21. Christie speaks
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    Christie speaks

    Governor Chris Christie speaks to radio host Laura Ingraham during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015.
  22. Cruz speaks
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    Cruz speaks

    Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015.
  23. Trump seaks
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    Trump seaks

    Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc., speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 27, 2015.
  24. Selfie
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    Selfie

    Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has his photograph taken with attendees during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 27, 2015.
  25. Rubio speaks
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    Rubio speaks

    Senator Marco Rubio of Florida speaks with Sean Hannity at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 27, 2015.
  26. Walker speaks
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    Walker speaks

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 27, 2015.
  27. Jindal speaks
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    Jindal speaks

    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 27, 2015.
  28. Palin speaks
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    Palin speaks

    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 27, 2015.
  29. Crowd-pleaser
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    Crowd-pleaser

    Palin shakes hands with attendees after speaking during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 27, 2015.
  30. Perry speaks
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    Perry speaks

    Former Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 27, 2015.
  31. Say cheese
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    Say cheese

    Caricatures of President Barack Obama sit on display at the Weekly Standard booth during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 27, 2015.
  32. 'I Stand with Rand'
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    'I Stand with Rand'

    Supporters of Senator Rand Paul cheer as he speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 27, 2015.
  33. Paul speaks
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    Paul speaks

    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul listens to a question during an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 27, 2015.
  34. Bush speaks
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    Bush speaks

    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks during an interview with Sean Hannity at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 27, 2015.
  35. Robertson speaks
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    Robertson speaks

    Phil Robertson, TV personality from "Duck Dynasty," speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 27, 2015.