Wonder what it's like to be at the buzzing center of the world's largest love letter to all things mobile? Now you'll know.
BARCELONA -- More than 90,000 tech exhibitors, dealmakers and press stream into the Fira Europa for Mobile World Congress to create the bleeding edge of mobile technology.
Attendees file calmly across the street on raised temporary stairs, on their way from the Metro station to the convention center.
Conference-goers are exhausted from long days on the show floor.
This giant Samsung billboard advertises the just-launched Galaxy S6 Edge, a premium dual-curve screen smartphone.
Barcelona's exquisite architecture extends to this cavernous convention center.
Outside, a few attendees find time to take a break. Inside, the show floor heaves.
Armed police and Fira workers help keep the peace. Petty thievery, like pickpocketing, and protests, are common around Mobile World Congress.
Around 1,900 exhibitors crowd the Fira's ground floor, but you can take the escalator up a level to bypass the booth traffic.
The Fira entrance from above.
These charging stations promise plenty of juice.
There's a fair amount of technology built into the Fira, from interactive maps to a faster NFC badge entrance.
Eight halls teem with booths from companies small and insanely massive.
Keynote presentations play on enormous overhead screens.
CNET editors walked nearly the length of the Fira to get to our workspace.
Companies like Samsung, Microsoft and Huawei dominated the well-trafficked Hall 3.
Here's the convention center from another angle.
This calm, clean white space offered a place to sit and reflect away from the crowds.
Hours before a downpour, wheelers and dealers enjoyed fresh air on small pockets of astro-turf you can access from the Fira's top floor.
CNET's booth sits in the center of a media "village."
Navigating the show floor takes time -- and a goodly amount of patience.
The conference hall is open from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., making for some extremely long days (booths usually start up a little later and shut down earlier than that).
The conference center once again landscapes hidden gardens and walkways to beautify the space.
We weren't exactly sure what was going on here, but it's moments like these that make this show such an event. Catch all the great Mobile World Congress news!
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