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Last Updated: Tuesday, 31 August, 2004, 07:30 GMT 08:30 UK
In pictures: Republican convention opens
John McCain at the Republican convention
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Madison Square Garden was packed to the rafters on the opening day of the Republican convention in New York.
John McCain at the Republican convention
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Former rival John McCain saluted George Bush for rising "to the most important challenge of our time" - the 9/11 attacks.
Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani
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Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani said Mr Bush was tackling terrorists just as Winston Churchill took on Hitler.
Michael Moore
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Controversial film-maker Michael Moore was booed by the crowd who chanted "four more years" - to which he replied "two more months".
George Bush Senior with wife Barbara
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Among the 5,000-odd delegates in Madison Square Garden were George Bush Sr and wife Barbara...
Jenna and Barbara Bush at the convention
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...also joined by President Bush's twin daughters, Jenna and Barbara. They have only recently begun campaigning for their father.
Roll call of votes to nominate George Bush
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The Republicans also began an alphabetical roll call of states pledging their support to Mr Bush in a mirror of the national process.

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