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Scenes From the South Carolina Campaign Trail -- PICTURES

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January 11, 2012

After Mitt Romney's back-to-back victories in Iowa and New Hampshire, the Republican presidential candidates shift their focus to South Carolina and that state's primary on Jan. 21.

Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich laughs while speaking during a South Carolina Republican presidential primary night rally, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Columbia, S.C. Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during a South Carolina Republican presidential primary night rally, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Columbia, S.C.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich arrives with his wife Callista during a South Carolina Republican presidential primary night rally, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

 

Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich arrives with his wife Callista during a South Carolina Republican presidential primary night rally,  Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a South Carolina Republican presidential primary night rally at the Citadel, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Charleston, S.C. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won the Republican primary Saturday night. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)(AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, center, is joined on stage with members of his family during his South Carolina presidential primary election night rally in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Jan., 21, 2012. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won the Republican primary Saturday night. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

 

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, stands with his wife Ann as he speaks at his South Carolina primary election night rally at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. Republican candidate Newt Gingrich stormed to an upset win in the South Carolina primary Saturday night. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

A supporter walks into the Republican South Carolina presidential primary night rally for Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney,  Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)(AP Photo/David Goldman)

Supporters await Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich during a South Carolina Republican presidential primary night rally, , Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

 

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, accompanied by his wife Callista, center right, campaigns at Whitefordís Restaurant, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Laurens, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Republican presidential candidate former, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, campaigns at Tommyís Country Ham House, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Greenville, S.C., on South Carolina's Republican primary election day.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Mary Michaelis, left, prepares to vote in the South Carolina Republican presidential primary as her granddaughter Reese Ward, 3, looks over a neighboring voting booth in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Jan., 21, 2012.(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

 

South Carolinians arrive to vote in the South Carolina Republican presidential primary at the Amicks Ferry Fire Station in Chapin, S.C., Saturday, Jan., 21, 2012.(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, steps over a table during a crowded campaign stop at TommyÕs Country Ham House, where former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also scheduled an appearance, on South Carolina's primary election day in Greenville, S.C., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.(Charles Dharapak/AP)

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, campaigns outside a polling station in Powdersville Middle School, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Greenville, S.C., on South Carolina's Republican primary election day.(Matt Rourke/AP)

 

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at Hudson's BBQ in Lexington, S.C., Friday, Jan. 20, 2012.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich listens to staff during visit to Children's Hospital, Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in Charleston, S.C.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The shadow of Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is cast against the South Carolina state flag as he waits to be introduced at a campaign rally in an airplane hanger, Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in North Charleston, S.C.(David Goldman/AP)

 

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at Harmon Tree Farm in Gilbert, S.C., Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, accompanied by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, throws an apple out to the audience as he campaigns at Harmon Tree Farm in Gilbert, S.C., Friday, Jan. 20, 2012.(CHARLES DHARAPAK/AP)

Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, walks in front of the South Carolina state flag before being introduced at a campaign rally in an airplane hanger, Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in North Charleston, S.C.(DAVID GOLDMAN/AP)

 

Republican presidential candidates former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, take the stage before the start of the Republican presidential candidate debate at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday.(Matt Rourke/AP)

Republican presidential candidates, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich take the stage before the start of the Republican presidential candidate debate at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday.(Matt Rourke/AP)

Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich participates in the Republican presidential candidate debate at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday.(David Goldman/AP)

 

The four podiums for Republican presidential candidates at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston, S.C., before Thursday's debate.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry pauses while announcing he is suspending his campaign and endorsing Newt Gingrich, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, in North Charleston, S.C.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich meets with audience members in Bluffton, S.C., Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012.

 

Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a campaign stop, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, in Greer, S.C.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

The shadow of Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is seen as he is applauded during a speech by Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, former U.S. Navy SEAL and Vietnam War veteran Michael Thornton, right, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, during a campaign stop in Greer, S.C.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

 

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at Andrews Field House at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at Andrews Field House at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

 

Republican presidential candidate. former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, accompanied by his wife Callista, greet supporters at the Christ Central Community Center in Winnsboro, S.C., Wednesday, Jan., 18, 2012.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum arrives at the USS Yorktown, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, in Mount Pleasant, S.C.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

 

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, accompanied by his wife Callista, speaks at a campaign town hall at the Art Trail Gallery, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, in Florence, S.C.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

 

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is reflected in a car window as leaves the Art Trail Gallery during a campaign stop, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, in Florence, S.C.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

 

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, walks out to take questions from reporters after campaigning at the Florence Civic Center in Florence, S.C., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, second left, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, second right, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, right, talk at the end of the South Carolina Republican presidential candidate debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks with his wife Ann Romney during a commercial break at the South Carolina Republican presidential candidate debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

 

Republican presidential candidates former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich talk during a commercial break in the South Carolina Republican presidential candidate debate Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

Republican presidential candidates, from left to right: Texas Gov. Rick Perry; former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, stand at their podiums at the South Carolina Republican presidential candidate debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, left, speaks as former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney listen at the South Carolina Republican presidential candidate debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

 

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney listens at the South Carolina Republican presidential candidate debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich listens at the South Carolina Republican presidential candidate debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

A member of the Occupy movement protests before a Republican presidential debate at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

 

Republican presidential candidates, from left, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; pose for a photo at the start of the South Carolina Republican presidential candidate debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speak at the South Carolina Republican presidential candidate debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.

Republican presidential candidates, from leftm Texas Gov. Rick Perry; former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich arrive on stage at the start of the South Carolina Republican presidential candidate debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

 

Republican presidential candidates former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, left, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walk out for the start of the South Carolina Republican presidential candidate debate Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

Republican presidential candidates, from left to right: Texas Gov. Rick Perry; former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas; pose for a photo at the start of the South Carolina Republican presidential candidate debate Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

Republican presidential candidates, from left to right: Texas Gov. Rick Perry; former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas; pose for a photo at the start of the South Carolina Republican presidential candidate debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

 

Preparations continue for the FOX News/Wall Street Journal GOP Presidential Debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, right, is embraced by his wife Karen as he speaks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition rally Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich makes remarks during the Tea Party Convention, Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

 

Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, announces he is ending his campaign, Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, leaves the stage with his wife Mary Kaye Huntsman and his family as he announces he is ending his campaign in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. His daughters, Mary Anne, Abby, Gracie, joined them on the stage.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sits with his wife Ann as they listen while making a campaign stop at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Presidential Kick-Off campaign event in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Monday, Jan. 16.

 

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Presidential Kick-Off campaign event in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Monday, Jan. 16.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Katie Mood, left, cleans a piece of dirt off the shirt of Travis Proctor, both of Myrtle Beach, S.C., as they wear T-shirts supporting Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, outside the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Jan. 16, 2012, before the South Carolina Republican Primary Presidential debate.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

Elaine Magliacane of Myrtle Beach, S.C., walks the grounds of the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Jan. 16, 2012, before the South Carolina Republican Primary Presidential debate.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

 

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry gestures during a campaign stop at Lizard's Thicket in Blythewood, S.C., on Jan. 12. (MATT ROURKE/AP)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to reporters after he campaigned at Cherokee Trike and More in Greer, S.C., on Jan. 12. (CHARLES DHARAPAK/AP)

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich leaves a rally for homeownership at the State Capitol in columbia, S.C. on Jan. 12. (MATT ROURKE/AP)

 

Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman speaks at a town hall meeting during a campaign stop on Jan. 11 in North Charleston, S.C.(DAVID GOLDMAN/AP)

Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman autographs a photo for Jeff Reuer of Summerville, S.C. at a campaign stop on Jan. 11 in North Charleston, S.C.(DAVID GOLDMAN/AP)

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks during a town hall meeting on Jan. 12 in Sun City, S.C.(DAVID GOLDMAN/AP)

 

Rick Santorum observes a moment of prayer with wife Karen (left) before speaking on Jan. 12 in Sun City, S.C.(DAVID GOLDMAN/AP)

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives in Columbia, S.C., on Jan. 11 after winning the New Hampshire primary.(CHARLES DHARAPAK/AP)

 

GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry speaks during a campaign stop at Lizard's Thicket restaurant on Jan. 11 in Lexington, S.C.(DAVID GOLDMAN/AP)

Gwen Matthews speaks with Rick Perry during a campaign stop at Shealy's Bar-B-Que on Jan. 10 in Leesville, S.C.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

 

GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul arrives for a campaign appearance in West Columbia, S.C., on Jan. 11.(DAVID GOLDMAN/AP)

 

Ron Paul and his wife, Carol, wave as they arrive for a campaign stop on Jan. 11 in West Columbia, S.C.(DAVID GOLDMAN/AP)

 
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