Most compelling moments from the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions

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Friday, July 29, 2016
Compelling speeches by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and powerful protests made the 2016 Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention ones for the ages.
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This year's Democratic National Convention and Republican National Conventions were marked by compelling speeches, powerful protests and history-making moments. Here are the key events:

2016 Democratic National Convention

July 25-28, Philadelphia

Former President Bill Clinton hugs his wife Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
Khizr Khan, father of fallen US Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan and his wife Ghazala speak during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Thursday.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

2016 Republican National Convention

July 18-21, Cleveland

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, addresses the delegates during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo
Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind., gestures as he arrives on stage to deliver his acceptance speech during the third day session of the RNC.
Mary Altaffer/AP Photo
Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump applauds as he steps to the podium to introduce his wife Melania during the opening day of the Republican National Convention.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
Melania Trump, wife of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump walks to the stage as Donald Trump introduces her during the opening day of the Republican National Convention
Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo