Democratic National Convention 2012 memorable moments (PHOTOS)

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First lady Michelle Obama claps on stage after speaking during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Justin Sullivan

As the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina prepares for President Barack Obama's speech, here are some memorable moments from the convention so far.

Obama will be accepting his party's nomination Thursday night, in a smaller venue than originally planned, due to severe weather conditions. The president held a conference call this afternoon, apologizing to disappointed attendees who had tickets but would not be able to fit in the Time Warner Cable Arena, saying, "We can't let a little thunder and lightning get us down," according to The Los Angeles Times.

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    Cinco Guillen, 2, of Rio Grande City, TX wears a pink campaign cowboy hat and matching boots as she waits for the start of day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DNC that will run through September 7, will nominate U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate.

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    Joe Raedle

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    Two men of the Sikh faith sit in the stands during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    Streeter Lecka

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    Democratic National Committee Chair, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) speaks on stage after calling the convention to order during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    Alex Wong

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    Protesters face off with law enforcement officers and block the road during a march outside the Charlotte Convention Center on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Protesters marched through the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention.

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    Tom Pennington

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    DNC Chair Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (L) speaks on stage as Newark Mayor Cory Booker cheers during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    Justin Sullivan

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    Hawaii candidate for the US House of Representatives Tulsi Gabbard speaks on stage with other female members of Congress during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    Streeter Lecka

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    Massachusetts candidate for Congress Joe Kennedy III speaks on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    Alex Wong

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    Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Tammy Duckworth, leaves the stage after speaking to the audience at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 4, 2012 on the first day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

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    BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI

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    Lilly Ledbetter speaks during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    Alex Wong

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    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    Alex Wong

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    Craig Robinson and Maya Soetoro-ng, brother of First Lady Michelle Obama and sister of President Barack Obama, smile at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 4, 2012 on the first day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

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    ROBYN BECK

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    Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel points at the audience at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 4, 2012 on the first day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

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    ROBYN BECK

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    People hold signs that read "Forward" and "Not Back" during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    Win McNamee

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    State Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX)(R) waves with his brother San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    Kevork Djansezian

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    First lady Michelle Obama claps on stage after speaking during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Credit:

    Justin Sullivan

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    First Lady Michelle Obama delivers a speech at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 4, 2012 on the first day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

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    ROBYN BECK

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    A woman reacts as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) speaks during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    Chip Somodevilla

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    U.S. Sen Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) (L) takes the stage as she's joined by other U.S. women senators during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    Streeter Lecka

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    Supporters hoist signs as the President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund Cecile Richards speaks to the audience at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 5, 2012 on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

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    BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI

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    A man waves a sign above the others at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 5, 2012 on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

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    MLADEN ANTONOV

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    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton waves as he takes the stage during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    Joe Raedle

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    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton waves as he takes the stage during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    Alex Wong

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    U.S. President Bill Clinton hugs Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. President Barack Obama (R) on stage during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    Joe Raedle

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    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton stands with Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. President Barack Obama (L) on stage during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    Alex Wong