Politics

President Barack Obama wins 2012 election (PHOTOS)

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The mood couldn't have been more different in Times Square, New York, where Obama supporters cheered as his win was announced.

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John Moore

As of Wednesday morning, Obama had 303 electoral votes to Mitt Romney's 206, with Florida still to report.

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    Barack Obama first commented on his victory via Twitter. His picture of himself and wife Michelle, with the tag line "Four more years," quickly became the most retweeted message ever.

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    GABRIEL BOUYS

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    Barack Obama held his victory rally at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, the state where he began his political career.

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    Win McNamee

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    Barack Obama gave his second victory address in front of hundreds of Democrat supporters.

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    U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his victory speech after being reelected for a second term at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.

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    Win McNamee

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    Joe Biden celebrated winning another four years as Obama's vice president.

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    Spencer Platt

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    First Lady Michelle and their daughters, Malia and Sasha, joined President Obama on stage.

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    Republican candidate Mitt Romney, meanwhile, conceded defeat at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Massachusetts, the state he once governed. Last night the state voted for Obama.

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    Emmanuel Dunand

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    Mitt Romney on stage with his wife Ann, running mate Paul Ryan and Ryan's wife Janna.

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    Alex Wong

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    A disappointed Romney supporter in Boston.

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    Emmanuel Dunand

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    The mood couldn't have been more different in Times Square, New York, where Obama supporters cheered as his win was announced.

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    John Moore

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    People also celebrated Obama's victory all over the world. Here, Indian artist Suduran Pattnaik finished a sand sculpture of the president in Puri, India.

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    STR

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    In Ivory Coast, this Abidjan butcher has named his store "The White House" - the sign with a picture of Barack Obama is good for another four years.

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    Sia Kambou

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    In Indonesia, people pose with a cardboard cutout of President Obama at the US Embassy in Jakarta.

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    Romeo Gacad

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    In Kenya, the home of Obama's father, the president's step-grandmother Sarah celebrates his victory with other relatives in the village of Kogelo.

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    Tony Karumba