"I never said this journey would be easy, and I won't promise that now," President Obama said Thursday at the convention. "Yes, our path is harder, but it leads to a better place. Yes our road is longer, but we travel it together."
Vice President Biden addresses the convention. "You never quit on America. And you deserve a president who will never quit on you," he said. "And one more thing that our opponents are dead wrong about: America is not in decline."
Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (right) and Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz wave after reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Giffords, who was injured in a 2011 shooting rampage, received a standing ovation.
Biden, flanked by his wife, Dr. Jill Biden (right), and other family members, points to his son, Beau, on stage at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday. "It is my great honor to place into nomination for the office of vice president the name of my father, my hero, Joe Biden," Beau said.