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PHOTOS | 2012 Democratic National Convention

6:57 AM, Sep 7, 2012   |    comments
  • Melissa Long speaks with Rev. Joseph E. Lowery during the convention. (Mike Thomas/11Alive News)
  • Delegates wave banners reading 'Opportunity' at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 4, 2012 on the first day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC). The DNC is expected to nominate US President Barack Obama to run for a second term as president.
  • Supporters react as 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. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
  • First Lady Michelle Obama delivers a speech at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 4, 2012. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)
  • A protestor shields himself with a tarp during a march on the Democratic National Convention September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Police officers from around the country are in Charlotte to provide security for the Democratic National Convention which begins today and runs through Thursday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
  • In this handout photo provided by The White House, U.S. President Barack Obama and his daughters, Malia (L) and Sasha, watch on television as first lady Michelle Obama takes the stage to deliver her speech at the Democratic National Convention on September 4, 2012 in the Treaty Room of the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by Pete Souza/White House Photo via Getty Images)
  • protestor yells at police during a march on the Democratic National Convention September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
  • San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro gives the keynote address on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
  • People and traffic outside the DNC on Wednesday afternoon
  • Interviewing will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas (Melissa Long/11Alive)
  • Photo from 11Alive's Melissa Long, stuck in traffic just outside the arena
  • First lady Michelle Obama exits the stage after speaking during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
  • Umbrella graveyard. They aren't allowed inside the convention hall. (Melissa Long/11Alive)
  • Clayton County deputy directing traffic, entertaining drivers at DNC (Melissa Long/11Alive)
  • Medical team on hand at DNC
  • View of the prompter
  • President sand sculpture
  • NBC Today Show set
  • Melissa Long's view from outside the Time Warner Cable Arena
  • 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.(ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
  • Large video monitors at the DNC
  • Mike hard at work
  • Clayton County Deputy directing traffic at DNC... Entertaining drivers (Courtesy of Melissa Long)
  • Really really tight work space at arena...(Courtesy of Melissa Long)
  • Clayton County Deputy directing traffic at DNC... Entertaining drivers (Courtesy of Melissa Long)
  • Watching from suite 18... (Courtesy of Melissa Long)
  • View from Gannett skybox
  • View of Georgia Delegation
  • People are soaked and stuck from rain on Monday at the DNC
  • Heavy rain on Monday
  • Protests expand into Charlotte intersections (Photo: Melissa Long)
  • The streets are crowded with people outside the DNC (Photo: Melissa Long)
  • Street merchants sell Obama posters, hats and bumper stickers near the convention. (Melissa Long/11Alive News)
  • Protestors on a street corner near the arena (Photo: Melissa Long)
  • Security at check point to get into the DNC (Photo: Melissa Long)
  • Street blocked by protestors, police in Charlotte (Photo: Melissa Long)
  • Officials used metal detectors at security check (Photo: Melissa Long)
  • Vice President Joe Biden addresses the crowd. (Melissa Long/11Alive News)
  • Reporters take a break to watch the Foo Fighters perform. (Melissa Long/11Alive News)
  • Umbrellas outside security check
  • Journalists from all over the country report from the convention. (Melissa Long/11Alive News)
  • Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) speaks during the convention. (Melissa Long/11Alive News)
  • The Foo Fighters sing "There Goes My Hero" during the convention. (Melissa Long/11Alive News)
  • James Taylor sings "Carolina in My Mind" during the convention. (Melissa Long/11Alive News)
  • Police line up, block street (Photo: Melissa Long)
  • Melissa Long interviews "The West Wing" actor Richard Schiff and the creator of the Chasing the Campaign video starring "Harold and Kumar."
  • Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks on stage at the Democratic National Convention. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama acknowledge the audience at the Democratic National Convention. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Melissa Long interviews "The West Wing" actor Richard Schiff and the creator of the Chasing the Campaign video starring "Harold and Kumar."
  • Melissa Long's view of the action on Wednesday night.
  • Crowds amass beneath the Jumbotron (Melissa Long/11Alive News)
  • President Clinton endorses President Obama during the convention (Melissa Long/11Alive News)
  • Sheriff deputiy adds humor to directing traffic (Photo: Melissa Long)
  • Sheriff deputy adds comedy to directing heavy traffic outside the arena (Photo: Melissa Long)
  • Sheriff deputy adds fun despite stopped traffic in Charlotte (Photo: Melissa Long)
  • Sheriff deputies make light of heavy traffic (Photo: Melissa Long)
  • Former President Bill Clinton stands on stage with President Barack Obama during the Democratic National Convention. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
  • Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed hosted a breakfast for Georgia delegates Thursday morning. (Melissa Long/11Alive News)
  • Credentialed entrance into the arena(Photo: Melissa Long)
    
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The 2012 Democratic National Convention is being held this week in Charlotte, North Carolina. 11Alive's Melissa Long is there covering the event from the Time Warner Cable Arena.

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