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U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates with first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia (R) and Sasha at their election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates with first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia (R) and Sasha at their election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates with first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia (R) and Sasha at their election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama, who won a second term in office by defeating Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, waves with his daughters Malia (R) and Sasha and wife Michelle (L) before addressing supporters during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

U.S. President Barack Obama, who won a second term in office by defeating Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, waves with his daughters Malia (R) and Sasha and wife Michelle (L) before addressing supporters during his election night victory...more

U.S. President Barack Obama, who won a second term in office by defeating Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, waves with his daughters Malia (R) and Sasha and wife Michelle (L) before addressing supporters during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes
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A man exits after watching U.S. President Barack Obama's acceptance speech broadcast live in Times Square following his re-election in New York November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the U.S. economy to score a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A man exits after watching U.S. President Barack Obama's acceptance speech broadcast live in Times Square following his re-election in New York November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts...more

A man exits after watching U.S. President Barack Obama's acceptance speech broadcast live in Times Square following his re-election in New York November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the U.S. economy to score a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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People celebrate as they watch U.S. President Barack Obama's acceptance speech broadcast live in Times Square following his re-election in New York November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the U.S. economy to score a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People celebrate as they watch U.S. President Barack Obama's acceptance speech broadcast live in Times Square following his re-election in New York November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep...more

People celebrate as they watch U.S. President Barack Obama's acceptance speech broadcast live in Times Square following his re-election in New York November 7, 2012. President Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the U.S. economy to score a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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REFILE - CORRECTING SPELLING ERROR Re-elected President Barack Obama smiles after giving his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

REFILE - CORRECTING SPELLING ERROR Re-elected President Barack Obama smiles after giving his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

REFILE - CORRECTING SPELLING ERROR Re-elected President Barack Obama smiles after giving his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) celebrates with Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden and their son Beau (L) at their election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) celebrates with Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden and their son Beau (L) at their election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) celebrates with Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden and their son Beau (L) at their election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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First lady Michelle Obama (L) embraces Dr. Jill Biden after U.S. President Barack Obama's victory speech in Chicago November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

First lady Michelle Obama (L) embraces Dr. Jill Biden after U.S. President Barack Obama's victory speech in Chicago November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

First lady Michelle Obama (L) embraces Dr. Jill Biden after U.S. President Barack Obama's victory speech in Chicago November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Family members and friends of U.S. President Barack Obama celebrate at his election night victory rally in Chicago November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Family members and friends of U.S. President Barack Obama celebrate at his election night victory rally in Chicago November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Family members and friends of U.S. President Barack Obama celebrate at his election night victory rally in Chicago November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes
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Supporters watch as U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates his re-election during his election night rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Supporters watch as U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates his re-election during his election night rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Supporters watch as U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates his re-election during his election night rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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