2016 Conventions

Philadelphia Gets Ready for Democratic National Convention

Volunteers, crews and security prepare for the Democratic National Convention set to formally kick off on Monday in Philadelphia.

Workers prepare for the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, on July 24, 2016.

President Barack Obama is set to deliver a speech on Wednesday when he will pass the leadership torch of the party on to Hillary Clinton.


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Members of the media shoot video during preparations. John Locher / AP

Workers set up flags in the arena.

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Workers put up a sign to welcome delegates. Joe Raedle / Getty Images
Dozens of balloons accidentally fall from the ceiling as preparations continue for the start of the convention. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
A worker installs the Virginia delegation placard. Matt Rourke / AP
A worker uses a level on signage.. Drew Angerer / Getty Images
Workers make preparations on the stage. Drew Angerer / Getty Images
Workers prepare the stage. JIM YOUNG / Reuters
The exterior of the Wells Fargo Center. Aaron P. Bernstein / Getty Images