• Astrid Silva, an undocumented immigrant known as a DREAMer, shared her family's story with the Democratic National Convention, in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016. (A. Shaker/VOA)
    • Anastasia Somoza, an international disability rights advocate, speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016. (A. Shaker/VOA)
    • Singer Demi Lavato speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016. (A. Shaker/VOA)
    • Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, left, and comedian Sarah Silverman introduce singer Paul Simon during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016. (A. Shaker/VOA)
    • Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren revved up the crowd with a forceful attack on Republican Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016. (A. Shaker/VOA)
    • First Lady Michelle Obama walks onto the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016. (A. Shaker/VOA)
    • Among the opening night speakers was First Lady Michelle Obama, who urged Democrats to support Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016.(A. Shaker/VOA)
    • A convention attendee sports a unique hat at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016. (A. Shaker/VOA)
    • First Lady Michelle Obama spoke of the importance of those in the White House serving as role models to the nation's children at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016. (A. Shaker/VOA)
    • Crowds hold Bernie Sanders signs at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016. (A. Shaker/VOA)
    • Former Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders takes the stage during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016. (A. Shaker/VOA)
    • A Bernie Sanders supporter holds a modified Hillary Clinton campaign sign at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016. (A. Shaker/VOA)
    • Bernie Sanders thanked his supporters for starting a political movement at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016. (A. Shaker/VOA)
    • Bernie Sanders sought to heal a rift in the Democratic Party after leaked emails from party leaders appeared to show a bias in favor of Hillary Clinton, while speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016. (A. Shaker/VOA)

    Day 1: Democratic National Convention

    Published July 26, 2016

    Sights from the opening day at the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016.