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People view various newspaper front pages showing President Barack Obama's victory over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on display at the Newseum in Washington November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

People view various newspaper front pages showing President Barack Obama's victory over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on display at the Newseum in Washington November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

People view various newspaper front pages showing President Barack Obama's victory over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on display at the Newseum in Washington November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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U.S. President Barack Obama(2nd L), first lady Michelle Obama (R) and their daughters Malia and Sasha (L) walk to Air Force One in Chicago, November 7, 2012 following the U.S. presidential election. The first family are returning to Washington following Obama's second term win. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama(2nd L), first lady Michelle Obama (R) and their daughters Malia and Sasha (L) walk to Air Force One in Chicago, November 7, 2012 following the U.S. presidential election. The first family are returning to Washington...more

U.S. President Barack Obama(2nd L), first lady Michelle Obama (R) and their daughters Malia and Sasha (L) walk to Air Force One in Chicago, November 7, 2012 following the U.S. presidential election. The first family are returning to Washington following Obama's second term win. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama (silhouetted in car window) and his family return after his re-election, to the White House in Washington November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Damon Winter/Pool

U.S. President Barack Obama (silhouetted in car window) and his family return after his re-election, to the White House in Washington November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Damon Winter/Pool

U.S. President Barack Obama (silhouetted in car window) and his family return after his re-election, to the White House in Washington November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Damon Winter/Pool
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U.S. President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and their daughters Malia (3rd R) and Sasha (2nd R) return after his re-election, to the White House in Washington November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and their daughters Malia (3rd R) and Sasha (2nd R) return after his re-election, to the White House in Washington November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and their daughters Malia (3rd R) and Sasha (2nd R) return after his re-election, to the White House in Washington November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha (L) arrive at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington November 7, 2012, following the U.S. presidential election. The first family returned to Washington on Wednesday following Obama's second term win. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha (L) arrive at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington November 7, 2012, following the U.S. presidential election. The first family returned to Washington on...more

U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha (L) arrive at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington November 7, 2012, following the U.S. presidential election. The first family returned to Washington on Wednesday following Obama's second term win. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama steps into his limousine upon his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington November 7, 2012, following the U.S. presidential election. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama steps into his limousine upon his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington November 7, 2012, following the U.S. presidential election. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama steps into his limousine upon his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington November 7, 2012, following the U.S. presidential election. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha (L) walk from Marine One to Air Force One in Chicago, November 7, 2012 following the U.S. presidential election. The first family are returning to Washington following Obama's second term win. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha (L) walk from Marine One to Air Force One in Chicago, November 7, 2012 following the U.S. presidential election. The first family are returning to Washington...more

U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha (L) walk from Marine One to Air Force One in Chicago, November 7, 2012 following the U.S. presidential election. The first family are returning to Washington following Obama's second term win. 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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U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha (L) arrive at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington November 7, 2012 following the U.S. presidential election. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha (L) arrive at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington November 7, 2012 following the U.S. presidential election. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha (L) arrive at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington November 7, 2012 following the U.S. presidential election. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave from Air Force One in Chicago, November 7, 2012 following the U.S. presidential election. The first family are returning to Washington following Obama's second term win. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave from Air Force One in Chicago, November 7, 2012 following the U.S. presidential election. The first family are returning to Washington following Obama's second term win. REUTERS/Jason...more

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave from Air Force One in Chicago, November 7, 2012 following the U.S. presidential election. The first family are returning to Washington following Obama's second term win. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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REFILE - CORRECTING HEADLINE U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (R) celebrate at their election night victory rally in Chicago November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

REFILE - CORRECTING HEADLINE U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (R) celebrate at their election night victory rally in Chicago November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

REFILE - CORRECTING HEADLINE U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (R) celebrate at their election night victory rally in Chicago November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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U.S. President Barack Obama walks onstage with daughter Sasha (2nd R), First lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) and daughter Malia (L) before giving his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama walks onstage with daughter Sasha (2nd R), First lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) and daughter Malia (L) before giving his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama walks onstage with daughter Sasha (2nd R), First lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) and daughter Malia (L) before giving his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates on stage as confetti falls after his victory speech during his election rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates on stage as confetti falls after his victory speech during his election rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates on stage as confetti falls after his victory speech during his election rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and their daughters Malia (2nd L) and Sasha (2nd R) return after his re-election, to the White House in Washington November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and their daughters Malia (2nd L) and Sasha (2nd R) return after his re-election, to the White House in Washington November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and their daughters Malia (2nd L) and Sasha (2nd R) return after his re-election, to the White House in Washington November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama celebrate with Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill after his victory speech election night in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama celebrate with Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill after his victory speech election night in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama celebrate with Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill after his victory speech election night in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are showered with confetti after President Obama gave his acceptance speech during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Andrews

U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are showered with confetti after President Obama gave his acceptance speech during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Andrews

U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are showered with confetti after President Obama gave his acceptance speech during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Andrews
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People celebrate in Times Square after Barack Obama was projected to win the U.S presidential election in New York November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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

People celebrate in Times Square after Barack Obama was projected to win the U.S presidential election in New York November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (L) embrace after President Obama gave his acceptance speech during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (L) embrace after President Obama gave his acceptance speech during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (L) embrace after President Obama gave his acceptance speech during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Supporters cheer as U.S. President Barack Obama departs from the podium after giving his acceptance speech during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Supporters cheer as U.S. President Barack Obama departs from the podium after giving his acceptance speech during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Supporters cheer as U.S. President Barack Obama departs from the podium after giving his acceptance speech during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) celebrates with his wife Michelle (L), his Vice President Joe Biden and Biden's wife Jill (R) after winning the U.S. presidential election in Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) celebrates with his wife Michelle (L), his Vice President Joe Biden and Biden's wife Jill (R) after winning the U.S. presidential election in Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) celebrates with his wife Michelle (L), his Vice President Joe Biden and Biden's wife Jill (R) after winning the U.S. presidential election in Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd from L) stands with first lady Michelle Obama (L) and Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill (R) as they face supporters following his acceptance speed during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd from L) stands with first lady Michelle Obama (L) and Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill (R) as they face supporters following his acceptance speed during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd from L) stands with first lady Michelle Obama (L) and Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill (R) as they face supporters following his acceptance speed during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes
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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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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama (R) embrace Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Dr. Jill Biden moments after the television networks called the election in their favor, while watching election returns at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park in Chicago, in this handout photograph taken and released on November 6, 2012. REUTERS/White House/Handout

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama (R) embrace Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Dr. Jill Biden moments after the television networks called the election in their favor, while watching election returns at the Fairmont Chicago...more

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama (R) embrace Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Dr. Jill Biden moments after the television networks called the election in their favor, while watching election returns at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park in Chicago, in this handout photograph taken and released on November 6, 2012. REUTERS/White House/Handout
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(L-R) U.S. President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden and First lady Michelle Obama wave to the crowd during their election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

(L-R) U.S. President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden and First lady Michelle Obama wave to the crowd during their election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

(L-R) U.S. President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden and First lady Michelle Obama wave to the crowd during their election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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U.S. President Barack Obama and his family walk onstage during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. (L-R) Daughters Malia, Sasha, First lady Michelle Obama and the President. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama and his family walk onstage during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. (L-R) Daughters Malia, Sasha, First lady Michelle Obama and the President. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama and his family walk onstage during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. (L-R) Daughters Malia, Sasha, First lady Michelle Obama and the President. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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