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Republican Candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (bottom left) embrace under a swarm of balloons and cheers following the conclusion of the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Republican Candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (bottom left) embrace under a swarm of balloons and cheers following the conclusion of the 2012 Republican National Convention.