As this year's Republican National Convention gets set to kick off in earnest Tuesday, we look back at some of the most compelling images from the race for the White House four years ago. Seems like only yesterday...
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama speaks to a crowd of 75,000 at Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon on Sunday, May 18, 2008.
Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin stands amid a sea of celebrating delegates at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama with his wife Michelle, vice presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife Jill on stage with Obama's daughters Sacha (centre left) and Malia following Obama's address to the Democratic National Convention 2008 at the Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP)