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Reports: DNC ‘Temple of Obama’ could’ve been even more outlandish

Remember the columns arrayed behind Barack Obama the night he accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president at Invesco Field in Denver on Aug. 28? That's right, the classical stage set widely derided by Republicans as the "Temple of Obama," and rather pricklishly defended by Democrats who pointed to a similar set-up behind President Bush when he addressed his convention in 2004. Well, it could have been worse — a lot worse.

DNC images from INVESCO

An estimated 84,000 people witnessed Sen. Barack Obama's nomination acceptance speech and the ensuing festivities at the final evening of the Democratic National Convention.