Election night 2012

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President Barack Obama speaks at his election night party

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President Barack Obama speaks at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. President Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

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Obama supporters jump for joy

Supporters of President Barack Obama Shauna Harry, left, and Alana Hearn celebrate by leaping in the air at New York State Democratic Headquarters following Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson reacts after reports that President Barack Obama won the election

The Rev. Jesse Jackson pumps his fist after reports display that President Barack Obama won The Rev. Jesse Jackson pumps his fist after reports display that President Barack Obama won the election at the Ohio Democratic party election night celebration early Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

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Obama supporters in London

A woman wears badges in support of President Barack Obama as she attends the Presidential Election party at the U.S. Embassy in London, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.

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Guests celebrate at U.S. President Barack Obama's election night victory rally in Chicago

Guests celebrate at U.S. President Barack Obama's election night victory rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012.

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Students cheer at the elementary school where U.S. President Barack Obama studied from 1970-1971

Students at the State Elementary School Menteng 01, where U.S. President Barack Obama studied from 1970-1971 cheers to support Obama while they watch the U.S presidential election on television in Jakarta November 7, 2012.

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Marriage celebration

Keesha Patterson of Ft. Washington, Maryland (bottom) proposes marriage to her girlfriend Rowan Ha during the election night victory rally at re-elected President Barack Obama headquarters in Chicago, November 6, 2012.

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Time Square celebration

 People celebrate at Times Square after President Barack Obama was projected to win the U.S presidential election, in New York November 6, 2012.

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Presidential election reaches China

A Chinese woman poses for a photograph with the cardboard cutouts of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, and President Barack Obama at a Presidential election event, organized by the U.S. embassy in Beijing Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.

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Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is lit up in blue, the color of the Democrat party after Barack Obama was projected to win the U.S presidential election in New York November 6, 2012.

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President Barack Obama hugs his family at his election night party

President Barack Obama hugs his family at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. President Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

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President Barack Obama waves to supporters at the election night party

President Barack Obama waves to supporters at the election night party, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago, to proclaim victory in the presidential election.

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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden acknowledge the crowd at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. President Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

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