Stage is prepped for the Republican National Convention

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Counting the hours until the convention

Video displays are tested on Aug. 23 in preparation for the Republican National Convention, which is scheduled to kick off Monday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

 

In addition to the thousands of party members and supporters descending on the city this weekend, organizers of the convention are also preparing for the arrival of a possible hurricane.

 

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Meredith Corson works on a sand sculpture replica of the White House

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White sand house

Meredith Corson works on a sand sculpture replica of the White House on Aug. 23 near the Bilmar Beach Resort in Treasure Island, Florida.

 

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Hurricane Isaac approaches Florida

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Isaac approaches from the southeast

In this handout satellite image, the storm Isaac reaches tropical storm status while approaching the Lesser Antilles islands on Aug. 23.

 

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