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In pictures: Convention - Day Three

Sarah Palin at the Republican National Convention in St Paul on 3 September 2008

Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin made her first speech to the party's National Convention in St Paul, Minnesota.

From left: Track Palin, Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston, Willow Palin holding Trig Palin, Piper Palin, Sarah Palin and Todd Palin

After her address, Mrs Palin's family joined her on stage, including her pregnant 17-year old daughter Bristol, second from left.

A Republican supporter holds Sarah Palin badges

Her fiery speech and down-to-earth persona delighted the Republican faithful.

John McCain

Senator John McCain was then formally nominated as the Republican candidate in the 4 November elections.

Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani speaks in St Paul on 3 September 2008

Earlier, former New York Mayor Rudi Giuliani told delegates that America "will be safe in the hands of John McCain".

Former Governor Mike Huckabee addresses the crowd in St Paul

Former Governor Mike Huckabee launched scathing attacks against the Democrats and their nominee Barack Obama.

Republican delegates

Throughout the day, delegates loudly cheered the speakers, contributing to the festive atmosphere.

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