As President Barack Obama electrified a packed Wells Fargo Arena with his speech on the third night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, things got even more exciting the moment he finished. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the president's former secretary of state, made a surprise appearance to embrace him and walk off stage with President Obama.
Earlier in the night, speakers such as Vice President Joe Biden and Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine made the case for Clinton as president, extolling her accomplishments and values, while also warning against a country led by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Despite Clinton's official nomination the previous day, Bernie Sanders supporters were still visible in Philadelphia earlier in the day. The groups Black Men for Bernie and Occupy DNC Convention held a rally near City Hall on Wednesday.
Clinton will speak at the DNC on Thursday, the final day of the convention.
In his speech, Obama says Clinton is the most qualified person ever to be the next U.S. president. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
Vice President Joe Biden delivers a passionate speech on the third night of the DNC. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
Lenny Kravitz performs "Let Love Rule" at the Wells Fargo Arena. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine speaks at the podium. Kaine went on the offensive against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, even impersonating him at times. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
Delegates watch President Obama's speech on the third night of the DNC. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
California delegate Gurjatinder Randhawa holds a sign that reads "Women Rule" on the second night of the DNC. "We need a woman in the White House," Randhawa said. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid gives his speech at the Democratic National Convention. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
The Chestnut Brothers perform at the joint Black Men for Bernie and Occupy DNC Convention rally in Thomas Paine Square. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
A man carries an oversized Bernie Sanders cutout in Thomas Paine Square. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
A man discusses Bernie Sanders with members of Turning Point USA, a nonprofit that advocates for free markets and limited government. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
Bernie Sanders supporters on stilts display their political signs at a rally near City Hall. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
The Salvation Army donates water to people outside near City Hall. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)
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