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Obama, Romney sprint to unpredictable campaign finish

U.S. President Barack Obama gathers on stage with (L-R) former U.S. President Bill Clinton, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and New Hampshire Governor John Lynch at an election campaign rally in Concord, New Hampshire, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama gathers on stage with (L-R) former U.S. President Bill Clinton, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and New Hampshire Governor John Lynch at an election campaign rally in Concord, New Hampshire, November 4, 2012....more

U.S. President Barack Obama gathers on stage with (L-R) former U.S. President Bill Clinton, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and New Hampshire Governor John Lynch at an election campaign rally in Concord, New Hampshire, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama fist-bumps with a boy in the audience during an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012 REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama fist-bumps with a boy in the audience during an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012 REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama fist-bumps with a boy in the audience during an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012 REUTERS/Jason Reed
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A t-shirt featuring the image of U.S. President Barack Obama is pictured among Obama supporters during an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

A t-shirt featuring the image of U.S. President Barack Obama is pictured among Obama supporters during an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

A t-shirt featuring the image of U.S. President Barack Obama is pictured among Obama supporters during an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is seen on his campaign plane in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is seen on his campaign plane in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is seen on his campaign plane in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young
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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks into reflective teleprompters showing members of the audience during an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks into reflective teleprompters showing members of the audience during an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks into reflective teleprompters showing members of the audience during an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney attends a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney attends a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney attends a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young
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U.S. President Barack Obama meets supporters in the audience during an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012 REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama meets supporters in the audience during an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012 REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama meets supporters in the audience during an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012 REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama meets members of the audience during an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama meets members of the audience during an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama meets members of the audience during an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama points to the crowd during an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama points to the crowd during an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama points to the crowd during an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama is reflected in the sunglasses of a supporter wearing campaign stickers on her face during an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama is reflected in the sunglasses of a supporter wearing campaign stickers on her face during an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama is reflected in the sunglasses of a supporter wearing campaign stickers on her face during an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at an election campaign rally at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Followers of the Popular Democratic Party, which favours the island's current political status, hold a placard during the party campaign's closing rally in San Juan November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Ana Martinez

Followers of the Popular Democratic Party, which favours the island's current political status, hold a placard during the party campaign's closing rally in San Juan November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Ana Martinez

Followers of the Popular Democratic Party, which favours the island's current political status, hold a placard during the party campaign's closing rally in San Juan November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Ana Martinez
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Palm Beach County elections workers hand-copy absentee ballots as observers look on at the agency's warehouse in Riviera Beach, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Palm Beach County elections workers hand-copy absentee ballots as observers look on at the agency's warehouse in Riviera Beach, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Palm Beach County elections workers hand-copy absentee ballots as observers look on at the agency's warehouse in Riviera Beach, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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A guest wears a Mitt Romney badge at a 'Get out the Vote' rally in West Palm Beach, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

A guest wears a Mitt Romney badge at a 'Get out the Vote' rally in West Palm Beach, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

A guest wears a Mitt Romney badge at a 'Get out the Vote' rally in West Palm Beach, Florida November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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A supporter of U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney attends a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

A supporter of U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney attends a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

A supporter of U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney attends a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young
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U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney attends a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney attends a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney attends a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young
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U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and his wife Ann attend a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and his wife Ann attend a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and his wife Ann attend a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young
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Supporters of U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney attend a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

Supporters of U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney attend a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

Supporters of U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney attend a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young
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U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young
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Crowd members wait for the arrival on stage of U.S. President Barack Obama at State Capitol Square in Concord, New Hampshire, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Crowd members wait for the arrival on stage of U.S. President Barack Obama at State Capitol Square in Concord, New Hampshire, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Crowd members wait for the arrival on stage of U.S. President Barack Obama at State Capitol Square in Concord, New Hampshire, November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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