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Wish for a world leader

Much of the world is thrilled at the election of Barack Obama to the American Presidency. But any wish that he be a 'president of the world' is likely to go unfulfilled. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.

Global Politics

Only in America

Barack Obama noted in his acceptance speech that his victory affirms America as a place where all things are possible. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with British historian Simon Schama about what Obama's election says about the way Americans view themselves and how others see Americans.

Global Politics

Pakistan and the election

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Pakistani journalist Saeed Minhas, about his experience covering the U.S. election. Like many Pakistanis, Minhas is wondering what a new president in the White House will mean for his country.

Conflict & Justice

The Latino vote

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Pilar Marrero of the Spanish-language newspaper "La Opinion" to find out the impact of first-time Latino immigrant voters on the outcome of the presidential election.

Global Politics

The day after victory

With celebration still in the air, Barack Obama and his aides are turning to the daunting tasks ahead. The World's Matthew Bell reports on the challenges facing the Obama presidency.

Global Politics

Iraqis react to Obama win

Some Iraqi military men were surprised that American political power could pass peacefully to someone named Barack Hussein Obama. Ordinary Iraqis aren't certain he'll be able to change policy toward their nation.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the town of Obama in Japan. In Japanese, Obama means "little beach." The city's residents have cheered on US President-Elect Barack Obama. The World's Patrick Cox tells us more.