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Mark Wilson sketches the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Editorial cartoonist Mark Wilson, who draws under the pen name Marquil, is in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention. He sent back sketches of notable sights in the convention hall and around the city.

This gallery was updated throughout the week as Wilson witnesses the convention, protests and Hillary Clinton accepting the Democratic presidential nomination.

Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic presidential nomination on
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Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic presidential nomination on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia.

Thursday morning — Andrew Cuomo speaks with his hands

After a video tribute to Mario Cuomo, Gov.
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After a video tribute to Mario Cuomo, Gov. Andrew M Cuomo gave New York delegates a preview (complete with hand gestures) of his prime-time speech to the Democratic National Convention.

11 a.m., Thursday — Tom DiNapoli

After remarks by Sen. Charles Schumer and State
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After remarks by Sen. Charles Schumer and State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli spoke.

10:15 a.m., Thursday — Charlie Rangel

The final delegate breakfast included a tribute to
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The final delegate breakfast included a tribute to retiring Rep. Charlie Rangel (NY 13th District).

Wednesday — A tale of two mayors

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and current
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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and current Mayor Bill de Blasio both spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday.

Wednesday night — Giving Clinton a boost

President Barack Obama gave Hillary Clinton a boost
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President Barack Obama gave Hillary Clinton a boost with a forceful speech on the third night of the Democratic National Convention.

10:30 a.m., Wednesday — Taking on Trump

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman receives applause
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman receives applause for taking on Trump University.

9:30 a.m., Wednesday — Chuck Schumer

At breakfast on Wednesday, the featured speaker was
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At breakfast on Wednesday, the featured speaker was Sen. Charles Schumer.

10:30 a.m., Wednesday — Jerry Nadler

Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY 10th District) meets the
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Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY 10th District) meets the press.

10:30 a.m., Tuesday — Bernie Sanders

After sustained applause from his supporters, Sen. Bernie
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After sustained applause from his supporters, Sen. Bernie Sanders reiterated his support for Hillary Clinton during a speech to the New York State delegation.

10 a.m., Tuesday — Special guest

Governor Andrew Cuomo arrives at the New York
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Governor Andrew Cuomo arrives at the New York State delegation breakfast with a special guest: Sen. Bernie Sanders.

9:30 a.m., Tuesday — Chuck Schumer

At breakfast with New York State delegates, Sen.
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At breakfast with New York State delegates, Sen. Senator Schumer went table to table offering encouragement and shaking hands.

9:30 a.m., Tuesday — Thank you, thank you

Speeches at the New York State delegation breakfast
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Speeches at the New York State delegation breakfast began with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown reading a long list of thank yous.

10:30 a.m., Monday — Charles Rangel

Congressman Charles Rangel (NY 13th District) makes a
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Congressman Charles Rangel (NY 13th District) makes a point after conclusion of the New York State delegation breakfast.

9:30 a.m., Monday — Younger delegates

Thanks to supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, a
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Thanks to supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, a younger more colorful crowd of delegates shows up for credentials at the Democratic National Convention.

9:30 a.m., Monday — Cari Gardner

At the credential distribution table, Bernie Sanders delegates
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At the credential distribution table, Bernie Sanders delegates offered a range of opinions (and the occasional manifesto) on the leaked DNC's emails and outgoing Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Sunday afternoon — Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam on stilts addresses onlookers and the
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Uncle Sam on stilts addresses onlookers and the media in Independence National Historic Park on the eve of the DNC nominating convention.

Sunday afternoon — Gandhi head

A protester at Independence Nationals Historic Park carries
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A protester at Independence Nationals Historic Park carries a large puppet head of Mahatma Gandhi.

Sunday afternoon — Handmade signs

Rally participants brought homemade signs, focused primarily on
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Rally participants brought homemade signs, focused primarily on environmental concerns.

Sunday afternoon — On the march

A protest march from Philadelphia's City Hall to
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A protest march from Philadelphia's City Hall to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall along Market Street passed in front of New York's delegation to the Democratic Party convention

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