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September 5, 2012
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FILE - In this July 29, 2004 file photo, balloons fall near the stage and the end of the Democratic National Convention in Boston. With a threat of rain, there will be no downpour of balloons. A Democratic convention official says the finale at the Democratic National Convention will miss the traditional massive balloon drop after President Barack Obama delivers his nomination acceptance speech.

Charlie Neibergall photo

FILE - In this July 29, 2004 file photo, balloons and confetti blizzard the FleetCenter in Boston at the end of the Democratic National Convention. With a threat of rain, there will be no downpour of balloons. A Democratic convention official says the finale at the Democratic National Convention will miss the traditional massive balloon drop after President Barack Obama delivers his nomination acceptance speech.

Ron Edmonds photo

FILE - This July 20, 2004 file photo shows a worker adjusting some of the thousands of balloons, as they prepare to lift the balloons to the ceiling in the Fleet Center, the site for the 2004 Democratic Convention in Boston. With a threat of rain, there will be no downpour of balloons. A Democratic convention official says the finale at the Democratic National Convention will miss the traditional massive balloon drop after President Barack Obama delivers his nomination acceptance speech.