The Republican National Convention comes to St. Petersburg, in one image

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I think this photo, with palm trees on one side and barb wire on the other, perfectly encapsulates the locked-down vibe emanating throughout much of downtown St. Petersburg in preparation for the Republican National Convention.

Courtesy of David Schauer.

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