Topic: RNC

Image: President Obama speaks in the rain during a campaign rally in Glen Allen, Va. July 14, 2012.
The Backstory

The 2012 Presidential Election Year in Pictures

For years, TIME has created some of the most memorable campaign photography. Here, LightBox takes a look at the best of TIME’s commissioned political imagery from this election.

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Closeup

Pictures of the Week: August 24 – August 31

From Hurricane Isaac in the Caribbean and colorful Holi celebrations in Germany to the Paralympics in London and a tree full of goats in Morocco, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Grant Cornett for TIME
Photo Essay

The RNC in Pictures: The Delegates by Grant Cornett

Photographer Grant Cornett roamed the convention center in Tampa, capturing members of each delegation. His portraits reveal a cross section of the people who make up the Grand Old Party of 2012.

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Grant Cornett for TIME
Photo Essay

RNC In Pictures: The Protests

Tropical Storm Isaac led organizers to cancel Monday’s lineup at the Republican National Convention, but protests in Tampa went ahead mostly as planned. Photographer Grant Cornett was on scene to capture the action.

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Lauren Fleishman for TIME
Photo Essay

The Convention Draws Near: The Romney-Ryan Road Trip to Tampa

Traveling with him through more than ten states this summer, photographer Lauren Fleishman has documented Mitt Romney’s buildup to the Republican National Convention, held next week in Tampa.

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