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The 2016 Republican National Convention in Pictures

The 2016 Republican National Convention kicked off in the Midwestern city of Cleveland and promises to be quite a spectacle to behold. The four-day political extravaganza should differ from the heavily scripted previous assemblies with the presumptive nominee attracting passionate supporters and protesters.

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    Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican presidential nominee, speaks on the final day of the convention, on July 21, 2016.

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    Donald and Ivanka Trump on stage during the convention, on July 21, 2016.

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    A delegate with tears in her eyes during the final day of the convention, on July 21, 2016.

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    An attendee wears an inmate costume and mask in the likeness of Hillary Clinton during the convention, on July 21, 2016. 

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    A delegate during the final day of the convention, on July 21, 2016.

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    A delegate from Texas during the convention, on July 20, 2016. 

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    Donald Trump gestures to delegates while standing with son Donald Trump Jr., left, and daughter Ivanka, right, during the convention, on July 20, 2016. 

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    Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, speaks on screen, on July 20, 2016. 

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    A delegate sits amongst flags during the convention, on July 20, 2016.

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    Radio Host Laura Ingraham gestures during the convention, on July 20, 2016.

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    Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, gives thumbs up after speaking, on July 20, 2016.

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    Donald Trump, left, speaks as Mike Pence listens during a friends and family event in Cleveland, on July 20, 2016.

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    Cleveland Division of Police officers and members of the media participate in a yoga session outside the convention, on July 20, 2016.

    Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

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    Donald Trump Jr., from left, Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, and Tiffany Trump, stand during a roll call vote at the convention, on July 19, 2016.

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    An open carry advocate holds a rifle while demonstrating near Public Square in Cleveland, on July 19, 2016. 

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    Trump supporters hold a flag on Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, on July 19, 2016. 

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    Protesters march down Euclid Avenue outside the convention in Cleveland, on July 19, 2016.

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    Delegates during the convention, on July 19, 2016.

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    Delegates from Washington State wear evergreen tree hats during the convention, on July 19, 2016.

    Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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    Donald Trump speaks on screen during the convention, on July 19, 2016. 

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    Tiffany Trump, daughter of Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump, waves after speaking during the convention on July 19, 2016.

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    U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, pauses while speaking during the convention, on July 19, 2016.

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    Ben Carson speaks during the convention, on July 19, 2016. 

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    Donald Trump gestures to his wife, Melania, during the RNC in Cleveland, on July 18, 2016.

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    Mike Pence during the RNC, on July 18, 2016.

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    Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, center, stands for a photograph with a delegate during convention, on July 18, 2016. 

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    Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, during the Pledge of Allegiance at the convention, on July 18, 2016. 

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    An alternate delegate stands for a photograph during the convention, on July 18, 2016. 

    Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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    A vendor displays a Trump flag on the sidelines of the convention. 

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    Chris Cox, head of Bikers for Trump, right, covers the face of a Code Pink protester, center, during the convention, on July 18, 2016.

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    Former Senator Bob Dole, center, with Cheramie Law, executive director of USMC veterans for Guardians For Heros, left, and former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer during the Pledge of Allegiance at the convention, on Monday, July 18, 2016.

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    Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York, speaks during the convention, on July 18, 2016. 

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    Don King during the convention, on July 18, 2016.

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    Willie Robertson, chief executive officer of Duck Commander and Buck Commander, waves after speaking during the convention, on July 18, 2016. 

    Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

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    Donald Trump on stage during the convention, on July 18, 2016.

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    Delegates yell during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, on July 18, 2016.

    Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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    A protester argues with a street preacher outside the "Q" in Cleveland, on July 18, 2016. 

    Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

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    A delegate holds an action figure in the likeness of Donald Trump before the start of the convention, on July 18, 2016. 

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    Delegates from Texas.

    Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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    Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, swings the gavel at the start of the RNC, on July 18, 2016. 

    Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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    Cleveland police wear protective armor as protesters demonstrate, on July 17, 2016.

    Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

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    A man demonstrates against 2016 presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in Cleveland, on July 17, 2016. 

    Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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    A member of the color guard wears an American flag and bald eagle-themed tie inside the Q ahead of the convention, on July 17, 2016.

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    A billboard in Cleveland depicts Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz.

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    Demonstrators hold hands during a Circle the City With Love rally at Cleveland's Hope Memorial Bridge.

    Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

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    Stephen Colbert gestures to a stuffed ferret while rehearsing ahead of the convention.

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, center, speaks with Robert "Mike" Duncan, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, left, during a walk-through inside the "Q" ahead of the convention.

    Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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    A photographer directs RNC staff members for a group portrait inside the "Q" ahead of the convention.

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    A protester dressed as Donald Trump walks down a Cleveland street, on July 17, 2016. 

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    A band plays during the Circle the City With Love rally, on July 17, 2016.

    Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

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    Members of the Cleveland Police Department film protestors and the media at a small rally at the Public Square, on July 17, 2016.

    Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

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    A street vendor arranges Trump t-shirts for sale outside of the convention.

    Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

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    A worker installs an Arizona state placard inside the "Q" ahead of the convention, on July 15, 2016.

    Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg