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Day Three

Sen. John Edwards acknowledges the crowd after his convention speech. His daughter Cate, right, introduced her mother, Elizabeth, who in turn introduced Edwards. With them are the couple’s other daughter, Emma Claire, and son Jack. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
A national guardsman watches over the “free speech zone” next to the FleetCenter, where protesters are allowed to demonstrate. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Sarah Bender, 17, leads delegates in the Pledge of Allegiance at the opening of the third day of the convention. Bender, from Medina, Ohio, is the youngest delegate at the convention. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
Max Cleland addresses the audience at the Sheraton Boston on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention. Members of John Kerry’s swift boat crew in Vietnam are seen on stage with Cleland. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
Fred Short, a member of John Kerry’s swift boat team in Vietnam, applauds. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
Members of John Kerry’s swift boat crew in Vietnam. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
A national guardsman stands watch near the FleetCenter. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Caitlin Cianflone, a Kucinich delegate from Colorado, gets into the spirit of the convention. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Nevada Sen. Harry Reid leaves the stage after addressing the delegates. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
Rev. Jesse Jackson motions for delegates to be seated as he receives a standing ovation. (Mark Boster / LAT)
John Mellencamp performs for the audience. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, left, takes part in a Bloomberg News radio program from inside Boston’s FleetCenter. At center is Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., and at right is host Michael Goldman. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Two Ohio delegates watch the proceedings during the third day of the Democratic National Convention. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn is greeted by Sen. Dianne Feinstein in the California delegation seating area. (Mark Boster / LAT)
John Edwards and his wife, Elizabeth, take a look around the FleetCenter Wednesday. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Former Sen. John Glenn gives a thumbs-up on stage. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Florida delegates George Maurer, left, and Pam Martin applaud the speech by former Sen. John Glenn. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
California delegates wave the state flag during a speech by Sen. Dianne Feinstein on the third day of the Democratic National Convention. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein places the name of John Kerry into nomination. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. addresses convention delegates. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
Minutes before addressing the Democratic National Convention, the Rev. Jesse Jackson listens to an advisor while waiting in the ready booth behind the stage. (Don Bartletti / LAT)