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McCain vows to fight to change US



John McCain speaks to the convention

Accepting the Republican US presidential nomination, John McCain promised change in Washington if elected.

A protester is removed from the convention

Stewards removed several anti-war demonstrators who tried to heckle Mr McCain.

Sarah Palin and John McCain on stage at the Republican Convention

After Mr McCain's speech, running mate Sarah Palin joined him on stage as the delegates applauded.

Balloons and confetti rain on John McCain and his wife Cindy

Balloons and confetti rained on the hall after the acceptance speech as John McCain and his wife Cindy were cheered.

Republican supporters sport elephant hats at the convention

Elated Republican supporters sported Republican elephant hats at the convention.

Cindy McCain addresses the Republican Convention on 4 September (local time)

In the lead-up to Mr McCain's address, his wife had praised his character in her own speech.

Roberta McCain, mother of John, looks up at him on stage during a rehearsal for his speech on  4 September

Mr McCain's mother, 96-year-old Roberta, was at an earlier rehearsal to see her son trying out the stage.

Country singer Trace Adkins rehearsing

Country singer Trace Adkins was rehearsing to sing the US national anthem later at the convention.

Texas delegates bow their heads at the Republican Convention on 4 September (local time)

These delegates from Texas could be seen bowing their heads for the national anthem.

A protester hands a flower to a policeman outside the Republican Convention

Anti-Iraq war protesters demonstrated outside the convention. Here one peace activist hands a riot policeman a flower.

Spanish supporters of John McCain carry a cardboard cut-out of him through Madrid on 4 September

In faraway Madrid, Spanish supporters of Mr McCain could be seen carrying a cardboard cut-out of the would-be next US president through the Spanish capital.



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In pictures: Convention - Day Three
04 Sep 08 |  In Pictures
In pictures: Convention - Day Two
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