Accepting nomination, Romney makes his case

Mitt Romney launched his fall campaign for the White House in a rousing Republican National Convention finale by promising to create 12 million jobs in perilous economic times.

Mitt Romney waved as he strode to the podium.

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The crowd gave Romney a rousing response.


Romney's speech had a heavy focus on jobs and the economy.

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Mitt Romney shook hands as he walked to the podium.


Senator Marco Rubio of Florida introduced Romney.

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Actor and director Clint Eastwood spoke at the convention. As part of Eastwood's speech, he had an imaginary conversation with President Obama.


Mike Eruzione, of the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" gold medal hockey team, waved to the crowd.

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Convention-goers brandished Romney slogans.

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Ann Romney and son Matt reacted to a speech.


Pam Finlayson, who attended a Mormon church in Massachusetts with Romney, spoke on his behalf.

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Delegates listened to a speech.


Former Florida governor Jeb Bush spoke during the last night of the convention.

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Mitt Romney's son, Craig, addressed the crowd.

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Scott Brown attended the convention.

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A convention-goer wore a "Got Mitt?" button.


Newt Gingrich and wife Callista narrated a tribute to former president Ronald Reagan.

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Convention-goers wore Mitt Romney masks.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan posed with campaign staffers for a photo Thursday.

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Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan posed with campaign staffers for a photo Thursday.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan arrived for a sound check before the final day of the Republican National Convention.

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Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan at the soundcheck.

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