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<p>Democratic supporters cheer during an election night rally in Tysons Corner, Virginia November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts </p>

Democratic supporters cheer during an election night rally in Tysons Corner, Virginia November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Democratic supporters cheer during an election night rally in Tysons Corner, Virginia November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

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<p>Members of Democrats Abroad celebrate at the American Club in Singapore November 5, 2008, after Senator Barack Obama won the Ohio presidential vote. Pictured are (L to R) Susie Margolin of Massachusetts and her one-month-old son Teo Beckwith, Patricia Reed of Texas and Laura Wendt of New York. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash </p>

Members of Democrats Abroad celebrate at the American Club in Singapore November 5, 2008, after Senator Barack Obama won the Ohio presidential vote. Pictured are (L to R) Susie Margolin of Massachusetts and her one-month-old son Teo Beckwith,...more

Members of Democrats Abroad celebrate at the American Club in Singapore November 5, 2008, after Senator Barack Obama won the Ohio presidential vote. Pictured are (L to R) Susie Margolin of Massachusetts and her one-month-old son Teo Beckwith, Patricia Reed of Texas and Laura Wendt of New York. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>Guests react after Senator John McCain's concession speech in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Guests react after Senator John McCain's concession speech in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Guests react after Senator John McCain's concession speech in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>A woman who is a supporter of Senator John McCain cries after television networks called the election in favor of Senator Barack Obama during McCain's election night rally in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

A woman who is a supporter of Senator John McCain cries after television networks called the election in favor of Senator Barack Obama during McCain's election night rally in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A woman who is a supporter of Senator John McCain cries after television networks called the election in favor of Senator Barack Obama during McCain's election night rally in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Senator Barack Obama supporters cheer and embrace each other after hearing that Ohio would be called for Obama while watching 2008 election results in Times Square New York November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Senator Barack Obama supporters cheer and embrace each other after hearing that Ohio would be called for Obama while watching 2008 election results in Times Square New York November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Senator Barack Obama supporters cheer and embrace each other after hearing that Ohio would be called for Obama while watching 2008 election results in Times Square New York November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Democrats Karen Thorburn (L) of California and Linda Roberts of Pennsylvania celebrate at the American Club in Singapore November 5, 2008. Democrat Senator Barack Obama won a grueling two-year struggle for the White House on Tuesday, U.S. media projected, beating Republican John McCain to become the first black president in U.S. history. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash </p>

Democrats Karen Thorburn (L) of California and Linda Roberts of Pennsylvania celebrate at the American Club in Singapore November 5, 2008. Democrat Senator Barack Obama won a grueling two-year struggle for the White House on Tuesday, U.S. media...more

Democrats Karen Thorburn (L) of California and Linda Roberts of Pennsylvania celebrate at the American Club in Singapore November 5, 2008. Democrat Senator Barack Obama won a grueling two-year struggle for the White House on Tuesday, U.S. media projected, beating Republican John McCain to become the first black president in U.S. history. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>A supporter of Senator John McCain holds a sign during a McCain election night rally in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Scuteri </p>

A supporter of Senator John McCain holds a sign during a McCain election night rally in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Scuteri

A supporter of Senator John McCain holds a sign during a McCain election night rally in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Scuteri

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<p>A supporter of Senator John McCain reacts during his election night rally, where he conceded the 2008 presidential election to Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Scuteri </p>

A supporter of Senator John McCain reacts during his election night rally, where he conceded the 2008 presidential election to Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Scuteri

A supporter of Senator John McCain reacts during his election night rally, where he conceded the 2008 presidential election to Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Scuteri

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<p>Guests gather at Senator John McCain's election night rally in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Guests gather at Senator John McCain's election night rally in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Guests gather at Senator John McCain's election night rally in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Supporters cheer and wave American flags as they hear that Senator Barack Obama is projected to win the election during his election night rally in Chicago, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young </p>

Supporters cheer and wave American flags as they hear that Senator Barack Obama is projected to win the election during his election night rally in Chicago, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young

Supporters cheer and wave American flags as they hear that Senator Barack Obama is projected to win the election during his election night rally in Chicago, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>Jackie and Thomas Wilson break into cheers after the announcement that Senator Barack Obama had been elected the first black U.S. president, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Tami Chappell </p>

Jackie and Thomas Wilson break into cheers after the announcement that Senator Barack Obama had been elected the first black U.S. president, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Jackie and Thomas Wilson break into cheers after the announcement that Senator Barack Obama had been elected the first black U.S. president, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

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<p>Carmen Sepelveda (L) and Matt Vandal (R), both of Denver, cheer while watching election results come in during the Colorado Democratic Party's election night party at the Sheraton in Denver, Colorado November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell </p>

Carmen Sepelveda (L) and Matt Vandal (R), both of Denver, cheer while watching election results come in during the Colorado Democratic Party's election night party at the Sheraton in Denver, Colorado November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell more

Carmen Sepelveda (L) and Matt Vandal (R), both of Denver, cheer while watching election results come in during the Colorado Democratic Party's election night party at the Sheraton in Denver, Colorado November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

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<p>Jillian Marshall, a supporter of Senator Barack Obama, cries as Obama was projected as the winner of the U.S. presidential election at an outdoor election night gathering, on 125th Street in the Harlem section of New York City, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Segar </p>

Jillian Marshall, a supporter of Senator Barack Obama, cries as Obama was projected as the winner of the U.S. presidential election at an outdoor election night gathering, on 125th Street in the Harlem section of New York City, November 4, 2008....more

Jillian Marshall, a supporter of Senator Barack Obama, cries as Obama was projected as the winner of the U.S. presidential election at an outdoor election night gathering, on 125th Street in the Harlem section of New York City, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>President-elect Senator Barack Obama waves with his daughter Sasha as he comes onto stage holding her hand to speak to supporters during his election night rally after being declared the winner of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Campaign in Chicago, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young </p>

President-elect Senator Barack Obama waves with his daughter Sasha as he comes onto stage holding her hand to speak to supporters during his election night rally after being declared the winner of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Campaign in Chicago,...more

President-elect Senator Barack Obama waves with his daughter Sasha as he comes onto stage holding her hand to speak to supporters during his election night rally after being declared the winner of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Campaign in Chicago, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>President-elect Senator Barack Obama speaks to supporters during his election night rally after being declared the winner of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Campaign in Chicago November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Bourg </p>

President-elect Senator Barack Obama speaks to supporters during his election night rally after being declared the winner of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Campaign in Chicago November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

President-elect Senator Barack Obama speaks to supporters during his election night rally after being declared the winner of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Campaign in Chicago November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

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<p>Madonna Cacciatore (R) hugs Vallerie D. Wagner at an election party hosted by the L.A. Gay &amp; Lesbian Center in Hollywood, California November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Madonna Cacciatore (R) hugs Vallerie D. Wagner at an election party hosted by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center in Hollywood, California November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Madonna Cacciatore (R) hugs Vallerie D. Wagner at an election party hosted by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center in Hollywood, California November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Senator John McCain speaks to the crowd during his election night rally in Phoenix, November 4, 2008.  REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Senator John McCain speaks to the crowd during his election night rally in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Senator John McCain speaks to the crowd during his election night rally in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Supporters of Senator John McCain look on during his election night rally, where he conceded the 2008 presidential election to Senator Barack Obama, in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Scuteri </p>

Supporters of Senator John McCain look on during his election night rally, where he conceded the 2008 presidential election to Senator Barack Obama, in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Scuteri

Supporters of Senator John McCain look on during his election night rally, where he conceded the 2008 presidential election to Senator Barack Obama, in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Scuteri

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<p>Campaign staff workers for Senator John McCain watch the election returns at the site of the election night rally at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

Campaign staff workers for Senator John McCain watch the election returns at the site of the election night rally at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Campaign staff workers for Senator John McCain watch the election returns at the site of the election night rally at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Supporters of Senator Barack Obama react to news of election victory for Obama at his election night rally in Chicago November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton </p>

Supporters of Senator Barack Obama react to news of election victory for Obama at his election night rally in Chicago November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Supporters of Senator Barack Obama react to news of election victory for Obama at his election night rally in Chicago November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>Supporters celebrate at a campaign party after learning that Senator Barack Obama just won the election in Honolulu, Hawaii, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry </p>

Supporters celebrate at a campaign party after learning that Senator Barack Obama just won the election in Honolulu, Hawaii, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

Supporters celebrate at a campaign party after learning that Senator Barack Obama just won the election in Honolulu, Hawaii, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

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<p>Sir-William Simpson sleeps in a pew under his Senator Barack Obama hat while awaiting results at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Tami Chappell </p>

Sir-William Simpson sleeps in a pew under his Senator Barack Obama hat while awaiting results at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Sir-William Simpson sleeps in a pew under his Senator Barack Obama hat while awaiting results at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

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