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    Focus on the Republican National Convention

    by Swikar Patel posted July 20, 2016

    A member of the Education Week team that is chronicling the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Associate Director of Photography Swikar Patel offers his unique view of the event.

    Steamy day four of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Surrounded by their families, Donald Trump and Mike Pence watch the traditional balloon drop at the close of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Steamy day four of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Delegates cheer during speeches Thursday night at the Republican National Convention. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Steamy day four of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Signs are hoisted by supporters of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday night. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

    in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives at the Quicken Loans Arena Wednesday evening. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

    in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence addresses the Republican National Convention Wednesday night. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

    in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Newt Gingrich addresses the Republican National Convention Wednesday. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

    in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Delegates cheer as radio talk show host Laura Ingraham addresses the Republican National Convention on Wednesday. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

    in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Delegates cheer Wednesday during the Republican National Convention. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

    in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Age 17, Jace Lequerre of Vermont is the youngest delegate attending the Republican National Convention. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Panorama shot using the camera app on my iphone during the RNC. —Swikar Patel/Education Week

    A panoramic view of the convention floor on opening night, shot from a cellphone. —Swikar Patel/Education Week

    in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    There are almost as many flags as delegates in the Quicken Loans Arena, site of the Republican National Convention. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Donald Trump walks onto the stage at the Quicken Loans Arena to introduce his wife Melania Trump before she speaks at the #RNC Monday night in Cleveland. --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Donald Trump walks onto the stage Monday night to introduce his wife, Melania Trump, before her speech to the convention. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

    in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Delegates roar during convention speeches Tuesday night. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

    in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Boxing promoter Don King is interviewed Tuesday evening after arriving at the Republican National Convention. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

    button for sale outside the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Buttons for sale outside the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Detail of young Arkansas Delegate Darren Waddles in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Arkansas delegate Darren Waddles is interviewed during the Republican National Convention. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Young Arkansas Delegate Darren Waddles poses for a portrait in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. (see alyson for quote) --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Arkansas delegate Darren Waddles poses for a portrait. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Florida delegate Tina Harris, reacts in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Florida delegate Tina Harris reacts to speakers during the convention. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Gail Stanart, of Houston, Texas, in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. “I don’t think government can do education from Washington,” she said. --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    “I don’t think government can do education from Washington,” says delegate Gail Stanart, of Houston, Texas. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

    in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Decorated cowboy boots are modeled on the streets of Cleveland. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Secret Service monitor lines at the security tent at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Uniformed Secret Service monitor lines at the security-tented entrance to the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

    in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Police and the curious monitor the street scene in Cleveland on Tuesday during the Republican National Convention. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

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