Romney accepts; Republicans party

The celebration starts in Tampa as Mitt Romney accepts the Republican Party nomination for president of the United States.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is joined on stage by his running mate, vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan, their wives Ann Romney and Janna Ryan and families after Mr. Romney accepted the nomination of the Republican Party for president of the United States at the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is joined on stage by his running mate, vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan, their wives Ann Romney and Janna Ryan and families after Mr. Romney accepted the nomination of the Republican Party for president of the United States at the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

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