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Conventions, Conferences & Congresses: Bright lights, Bright colours, lot of hot air

Conventions, Conferences & Congresses: Bright lights, Bright colours, lot of hot air
Donald Trump Jr. fist bumps his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle after they pre-recorded their addresses to the Republican National Convention at the Mellon Auditorium on August 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced the Republican Party to move away from an in-person convention to a televised format, similar to the Democratic Party's convention a week earlier. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

As the Democratic and Republican national conventions just wrapped up in the US, we dig into the Getty archives for images of recent political gatherings both in South Africa and across the Atlantic.

Kimberly Guilfoyle pre-records her address to the Republican National Convention at the Mellon Auditorium on August 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

U.S. first lady Melania Trump addresses the Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden at the White House on August 25, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

U.S. President Donald Trump kisses first lady Melania Trump after her address to the Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden at the White House on August 25, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden kisses his wife Dr. Jill Biden after delivering his acceptance speech on the fourth night of the Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center on August 20, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) kisses his spouse Jim Ready (R) during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Michelle Obama (L), wife of presumptive Democratic nominee U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), watches her daughter Sasha blow a kiss to her father to Barack Obama who appeared on a video screen during day one of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) at the Pepsi Center August 25, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

In a prerecorded address for the Republican National Convention released August 27, 2020, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is attended to before speaking inside an empty Mellon Auditorium August 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Lara Trump, President Donald Trump campaign adviser, right, prepares to speak during the Republican National Convention at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A stage manager adjusts the tie of Eric Trump, son of U.S. President Donald Trump, before he pre-records his address to the Republican National Convention at the Mellon Auditorium on August 25, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Donald Trump Jr. (R) and Eric Trump look on as U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to deliver his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination on the South Lawn of the White House August 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, presidential candidate of the African National Congress party (ANC), left, reacts with Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s deputy president, during the 54th national conference of the African National Congress party (ANC) in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President of the ANC Jacob Zuma and Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa carry the ANC’s centenary flame on the last day of the ANC National Conference on December 20, 2012 in Mangaung, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images / The Times / Daniel Born)

President Jacob Zuma during the announcement of new party leadership at the 5th African National Congress (ANC) national conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre on December 18, 2017 in Soweto, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images / Alet Pretorius)

Cyril Ramaphosa during the African National Congress (ANC) elective conference on December 18, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images / Netwerk24 / Felix Dlangamandla)

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane ahead of the party’s Federal Alliance Congress at the Tshwane Events Centre on April 07, 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa. DA leader Mmusi Maimane and his supporters were reportedly dealt a major blow when they were forced to withdraw constitutional amendments to strengthen his grip on power. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sunday Times / Alon Skuy)

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton greets Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. President Barack Obama (L) on stage during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

=US Vice President Joe Biden waves to the crowd as he arrives on stage to deliver remarks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton watches balloons drop at the end of the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Michelle Obama, wife of presumptive Democratic nominee U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), waves to the crowd during day one of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) at the Pepsi Center August 25, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Michelle Obama, wife of presumptive Democratic nominee U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), speaks during day one of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) at the Pepsi Center August 25, 2008 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Democratic vice presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) interacts with viewers via a video conference on the third night of the Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center August 19, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska, drinks from a large soda as she speaks about New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed large soda ban, at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

Florida delegate Dana Dougherty holds a Donald Trump doll during the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A Texas delegate sports customized “Bush 2004” cowboy boots at the beginning of the 2004 Republican National Convention August 30, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mary Seymore wears a tiny hat that reads “No Friggin’ Big Hats!” during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A woman wears a t-shirt with the face of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, presidential candidate of the African National Congress party (ANC), during the 54th national conference of the African National Congress party in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017.  Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A delegate gets an ANC logo stamped on his face on the last day of the ANC National Conference on December 20, 2012 in Mangaung, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images / The Times / Daniel Born)

Democratic Alliance (DA) members ahead of the party’s Federal Alliance Congress at the Tshwane Events Centre on April 07, 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sunday Times / Alon Skuy)

A protester gestures as fireworks explode above the Washington Monument during a protest on the fourth night of the Republican National Convention on August 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Protesters gathered as U.S. President Donald Trump accepts the Republican nomination for a second term. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

A warm thank you to Kim McCarthy from Gallo Images for her generous help in the production of this image selection. DM/ ML

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