Obama touts record, asks for patience

Obama touts record, asks for patience

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President Barack Obama and his allies cited the auto bailout, the death of Osama bin Laden, increasing gay rights and reducing the country’s oil imports as reasons for his re-election during the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night.
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The crowd cheers during President Barack Obama’s speech Thursday night.
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President Barack Obama is joined by his family at the end of his speech.
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Mary J. Blige sings "One" during the Democratic National Convention Thursday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
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U.S. House of Rep. John Lewis speaks during the Democratic National Convention Thursday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
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Scarlett Johnsson during the Democratic National Convention Thursday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
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First Lady Michelle Obama joins the front row to listen to Jill Biden during the Democratic National Convention Thursday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
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President Barack Obama is joined by his family at the end of the Democratic National Convention Thursday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
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Vice President Joe Biden hugs his wife, Jill, at the end of his speech during the Democratic National Convention Thursday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
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The Democratic National Convention Thursday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
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Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords blows a kiss to the crowd during the Democratic National Convention Thursday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. She took the stage with Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
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Closing of the Democratic National Convention Thursday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
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The Democratic National Convention Thursday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
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President Barack Obama speaks during the Democratic National Convention Thursday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
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Scarlett Johnsson during the Democratic National Convention Thursday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
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Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
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President Barack Obama joins former President Bill Clinton on the stage at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
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Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night.
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The audience cheers during the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
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Former President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama leave the stage at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
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President Barack Obama joins President Bill Clinton on the stage at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
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The audience cheers for President Bill Clinton during the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
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The audience cheers for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper during the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is interviewed on Fox News on the floor of the Democratic National Convention Tuesday at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
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The VIP section during the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night.
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The audience cheers during the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night.
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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper gives media interviews on the floor of the Democratic National Convention Tuesday.
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