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McCain concedes

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

Senator John McCain speaks to the crowd during his election night rally in Phoenix November 4, 2008. Joining McCain is Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Senator John McCain speaks to the crowd during his election night rally in Phoenix November 4, 2008. Joining McCain is Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Senator John McCain greets his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, at his election night rally in Phoenix November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

Senator John McCain greets his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, at his election night rally in Phoenix November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Senator John McCain greets his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, at his election night rally in Phoenix November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Senator John McCain stands with his wife Cindy as he delivers his concession speech after Sen. Barack Obama defeated him during his election night rally in Phoenix November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

Senator John McCain stands with his wife Cindy as he delivers his concession speech after Sen. Barack Obama defeated him during his election night rally in Phoenix November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Senator John McCain stands with his wife Cindy as he delivers his concession speech after Sen. Barack Obama defeated him during his election night rally in Phoenix November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Senator John McCain kisses his mother Roberta during his election night rally in Phoenix November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder </p>

Senator John McCain kisses his mother Roberta during his election night rally in Phoenix November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Senator John McCain kisses his mother Roberta during his election night rally in Phoenix November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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<p>Senator John McCain hugs his son Jack after giving his concession speech in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Senator John McCain hugs his son Jack after giving his concession speech in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Senator John McCain hugs his son Jack after giving his concession speech in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain speaks during his election night rally in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain speaks during his election night rally in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain speaks during his election night rally in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin stands as Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain delivers his concession speech at their election night rally in Phoenix November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin stands as Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain delivers his concession speech at their election night rally in Phoenix November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin stands as Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain delivers his concession speech at their election night rally in Phoenix November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Senator John McCain waves during his election night rally with his wife Cindy in Phoenix November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder </p>

Senator John McCain waves during his election night rally with his wife Cindy in Phoenix November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Senator John McCain waves during his election night rally with his wife Cindy in Phoenix November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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<p>Senator John McCain stands with his wife Cindy, his running mate Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her husband Tood, as he delivers his concession speech after Sen. Barack Obama defeated him, as McCain speaks during his election night rally in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking</p>

Senator John McCain stands with his wife Cindy, his running mate Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her husband Tood, as he delivers his concession speech after Sen. Barack Obama defeated him, as McCain speaks during his election night rally in Phoenix,...more

Senator John McCain stands with his wife Cindy, his running mate Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her husband Tood, as he delivers his concession speech after Sen. Barack Obama defeated him, as McCain speaks during his election night rally in Phoenix, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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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 supporter of Senator John McCain looks on 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 looks on 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 looks on 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>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>Supporters of Senator John McCain listen to his concession speech in Phoenix November 4, 2008. Cindy McCain is at left, Todd Palin at right, and vice-presidential running mate Gov. Sarah Palin stands next to McCain. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

Supporters of Senator John McCain listen to his concession speech in Phoenix November 4, 2008. Cindy McCain is at left, Todd Palin at right, and vice-presidential running mate Gov. Sarah Palin stands next to McCain. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Supporters of Senator John McCain listen to his concession speech in Phoenix November 4, 2008. Cindy McCain is at left, Todd Palin at right, and vice-presidential running mate Gov. Sarah Palin stands next to McCain. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Senator John McCain gestures after delivering his concession speech after President-elect Senator Barack Obama defeated him, at his election night rally in Phoenix November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

Senator John McCain gestures after delivering his concession speech after President-elect Senator Barack Obama defeated him, at his election night rally in Phoenix November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Senator John McCain gestures after delivering his concession speech after President-elect Senator Barack Obama defeated him, at his election night rally in Phoenix November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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