By Tim Jimenez

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The eyes of the political world are on Philadelphia this week for the Democratic National Convention.

Philadelphia gets the spotlight and a lot is needed to get the Wells Fargo Center ready for prime time.

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Workers are all around…on stage, setting up the podium, in the stands, putting up the signs for the state delegations.

“We’re doing all the wiring for the telephones, the data, the power for all the lighting and stuff,” explains Akela.

And she’s very proud of her role:

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“It’s amazing. It feels wonderful to be a part of this and I’m kind of one of the only women here so that feels wonderful.”

It’s been a long few days, she says, and at the Center, still plenty of work that needs to get done to get the place in shape for a big week, and the big event.

Another worker, Mark from Los Angeles, helped put up the signs for the state delegations and the video boards as well. and for him, it’s pretty much business as usual.

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“Something you do almost everyday. It’s a different job for us but that’s what we do. We’re stagehands.”