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Lilyan Maitan stands in a voting booth during the Republican primary election at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Philadelphia on April 24, 2012.

GOP primaries & caucuses

Photos of voters and candidates from the GOP primaries and caucuses that will decide the Republican nominee for president in the 2012 election.

Lilyan Maitan stands in a voting booth during
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Lilyan Maitan stands in a voting booth during the Republican primary election at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Philadelphia on April 24, 2012.

Voters sign in to vote during the Republican
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Voters sign in to vote during the Republican primary election at Chickie's Corner Deli Clifton Heights, Pa. (April 24, 2012)

Clint Vanwuffen, a campaign aide for Republican presidential
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Clint Vanwuffen, a campaign aide for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum hangs a sign on the podium as campaign workers get ready for the primary night party in Cranberry, Pa. (April 3, 2012)

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Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, right, and U.S.
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Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, right, and U.S. Rep Paul Ryan hand out sandwiches to supporters at Cousins Subs in Waukesha, Wis. (April 3, 2012)

A voter uses a digital voting machine during
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A voter uses a digital voting machine during the presidential primary election at the Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood, Md. (April 3, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney looks on as
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney looks on as he hands out sandwiches to supporters at Cousins Subs in Waukesha, Wis. (April 3, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum meets with supporters
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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum meets with supporters during an primary night rally in Gettysburg, Pa. (March 20, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney reacts while greeting
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney reacts while greeting supporters at a rally in Schaumburg, Ill., after winning the Illinois Republican presidential primary. (March 20, 2012)

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Mattie Gibson casts her ballot at South Chicago
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Mattie Gibson casts her ballot at South Chicago Dodge Chrysler Jeep in the state primary in Chicago, Ill. (March 20, 2012)

Landon Peterson peeks out of the voting booth
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Landon Peterson peeks out of the voting booth while his mother Meghan votes at Christian union Church in Metamora, Ill. (March 20, 2012)

Jose Terrones, left, casts his ballot at Taqueria
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Jose Terrones, left, casts his ballot at Taqueria Los Comales in the state primary in Chicago, Ill. (March 20, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shakes hands during
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shakes hands during a campaign stop in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. (March 17, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney laughs as he
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney laughs as he his wife Ann, left, speak during a political rally in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (March 16, 2012)

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People cheer as they await for the arrival
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People cheer as they await for the arrival of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a political rally in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (March 16, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum gives a thumbs
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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum gives a thumbs up in Lafayette, La. (March 13, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters during
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters during a campaign stop in Kirkwood, Mo., on the day of the Alabama and Mississippi primaries. (March 13, 2012)

LAFAYETTE, LA - MARCH 13: Republican presidential candidate,
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LAFAYETTE, LA - MARCH 13: Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum addresses supporters in Lafayette, La., after winning the both Alabama and Mississippi primaries. (March 13, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich waits to be
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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich waits to be introduced at the Alabama Primary night rally in Birmingham, Ala. (March 13, 2012)

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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, second from right,
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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, second from right, watches returns from a hotel room with wife Callista, right, daughter Jackie Gingrich Cushman, left, and her husband Jimmy Cushman, far left, before the Alabama Primary night rally in Birmingham, Ala. (March 13, 2012)

A voter at this Madison, Miss., precinct looks
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A voter at this Madison, Miss., precinct looks over the choices for GOP presidential nominee. (March 13, 2012)

Danny Cooper lures morning commuters in to vote
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Danny Cooper lures morning commuters in to vote at Birmingham International Church. (March 13, 2012)

A voter at a Madison, Miss., precinct looks
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A voter at a Madison, Miss., precinct looks over the choices for the GOP presidential nominee. (March 13, 2012)

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney in Boston, Massachusetts. (March 6, 2012)

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Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul signs a campaign
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Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul signs a campaign poster for supporters before he addresses a crowd at the North Dakota caucus in Fargo, N.D. (March 6, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks as his
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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks as his wife Callista Gingrich listens after being declared the winner of the primary in Georgia during a rally at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel in Atlanta. (March 6, 2012)

Eisley Collins, 2, snacks next to a Ron
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Eisley Collins, 2, snacks next to a Ron Paul sign at a Republican watch party in Oklahoma City. (March 6, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate and Mitt Romney, center, and
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Republican presidential candidate and Mitt Romney, center, and his wife Ann Romney talk to members of his staff aboard his campaign plane on Super Tuesday. (March 6, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is hugged by
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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is hugged by his wife, Karen Santorum, during a primary night party at the Steubenville High School Gymnasium in Steubenville, Ohio. (March 6, 2012)

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks during the
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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks during the election night rally at the Steubenville High School gymnasium in Steubenville, Ohio. (March 6, 2012)

Roadways in Vermont are dotted with campaign signs,
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Roadways in Vermont are dotted with campaign signs, such as this one for Ron Paul in Sharon. Vermonters cast their votes in the Super Tuesday primary. (March 6, 2012)

Roadways aren't the only places to park campaign
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Roadways aren't the only places to park campaign signs in this Bowling Green, Ohio, neighborhood. Ohio voters cast their ballots in a crucial GOP presidential primary on Super Tuesday. (March 6, 2012)

Voters line up to cast their ballots iat
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Voters line up to cast their ballots iat Medlock Bridge Elementary School in Johns Creek, Ga. (March 6, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves to supporters
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves to supporters with his wife Ann at his election watch party after winning the Michigan primary in Novi, Mich. (Feb. 28, 2012)

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters at
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters at his election watch party after winning the Michigan primary in Novi, Mich. (Feb. 28, 2012)

A woman leaves the polling place at Wickenburg
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A woman leaves the polling place at Wickenburg Community Center in Wickenburg, Ariz. (Feb. 28, 2012)

An election day volunteer places signs to direct
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An election day volunteer places signs to direct voters to a polling station at Kenilworth School in Phoenix, Ariz. (Feb. 28, 2012)

John Vandermark wears his
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John Vandermark wears his " I Voted" sticker after voting on primary day as Michigan heads to the polls at Royal Oak Farmers Market in Royal Oak, Mich. (Feb. 28, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife,
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, look at an old George Romney campaign hat during a visit to his Michigan campaign headquarters in Livonia, Mich. (Feb. 28, 2012)

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets a volunteer
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets a volunteer during a visit to his Michigan campaign headquarters in Livonia, Mich. (Feb. 28, 2012)

Ted Atkins casts his ballot as Michigan heads
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Ted Atkins casts his ballot as Michigan heads to the polls for the Republican presidential primary. (Feb. 28, 2012)

Freddie Parker casts his vote in the Michigan
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Freddie Parker casts his vote in the Michigan Republican primary in Southfield, Mich. (Feb. 28, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney
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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) looks on as his wife Ann Romney speaks during a campaign rally at Byrne Electrical Specialists in Rockford, MI. With one day to go before the Michigan and Arizona primaries, Mitt Romney continues to campaign throughout Michigan. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney
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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) walks with his wife Ann Romney during a campaign rally at Byrne Electrical Specialists in Rockford, MI. With one day to go before the Michigan and Arizona primaries, Mitt Romney continues to campaign throughout Michigan. (Feb. 27, 2012)

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Republican presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)
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Republican presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) speaks during a town hall style campaign event about "Solving Detroit's Crises" at Temple Beth El, Little Rock Baptist Church in Detroit, MI. Michigan residents will go to the polls on Feb. 28 to vote for their choice in the Republican presidential race. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)
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Republican presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) speaks during a town hall style campaign event about "Solving Detroit's Crises" at Temple Beth El, Little Rock Baptist Church in Detroit, MI. Michigan residents will go to the polls on Feb. 28 to vote for their choice in the Republican presidential race. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)
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Republican presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) listens as an audience member asks a question during a town hall style campaign event about "Solving Detroit's Crises" at Temple Beth El, Little Rock Baptist Church in Detroit, MI. Michigan residents will go to the polls on Feb. 28 to vote for their choice in the Republican presidential race. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum
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Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum greets supporters during a campaign rally at the Lexington Lansing Hotel in Lansing, MI. Michigan residents will go to the polls on Feb. 28 to vote their choice for the Republican presidential nominee. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum
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Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum greets supporters during a campaign rally at the Lexington Lansing Hotel in Lansing, MI. Michigan residents will go to the polls on Feb. 28 to vote their choice for the Republican presidential nominee. (Feb. 27, 2012)

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks to supporters
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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at the Lexington Lansing Hotel in Lansing, Michigan. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt
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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) and his wife Ann Romney look on as musician Kid Rock performs during a campaign rally at the Royal Oak Theatre in Royal Oak, MI. Michigan residents will go to the polls on Feb. 28 to vote for their choice in the Republican presidential race. (Feb. 27, 2012)

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