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Victory for Obama

<p>President Barack Obama (L) points to the crowd during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012, alongside Vice President Joe Biden. REUTERS/Jason Reed  </p>

President Barack Obama (L) points to the crowd during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012, alongside Vice President Joe Biden. REUTERS/Jason Reed

President Barack Obama (L) points to the crowd during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012, alongside Vice President Joe Biden. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>Ajay Narayan cheers as the race is called for Obama by a television network during the Nevada State Democrats' election night party at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Sam Morris </p>

Ajay Narayan cheers as the race is called for Obama by a television network during the Nevada State Democrats' election night party at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Sam Morris

Ajay Narayan cheers as the race is called for Obama by a television network during the Nevada State Democrats' election night party at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Sam Morris

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<p>President Obama gestures with Vice President Joe Biden after his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

President Obama gestures with Vice President Joe Biden after his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

President Obama gestures with Vice President Joe Biden after his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>People celebrate on 125th street in Harlem after U.S. President Barack Obama's re-election in New York November 7, 2012.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly </p>

People celebrate on 125th street in Harlem after U.S. President Barack Obama's re-election in New York November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People celebrate on 125th street in Harlem after U.S. President Barack Obama's re-election in New York November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

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<p>People celebrate the re-election of US President Barack Obama at the sprawling Kibera slums of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012.  REUTERS/Noor Khamis</p>

People celebrate the re-election of US President Barack Obama at the sprawling Kibera slums of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

People celebrate the re-election of US President Barack Obama at the sprawling Kibera slums of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

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<p>Obama supporters cheer during his victory election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

Obama supporters cheer during his victory election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Obama supporters cheer during his victory election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>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 </p>

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

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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<p>Confetti obscures the stage as President Barack Obama celebrates after winning the U.S. presidential election in Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Scott- Andrews</p>

Confetti obscures the stage as President Barack Obama celebrates after winning the U.S. presidential election in Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Scott- Andrews

Confetti obscures the stage as President Barack Obama celebrates after winning the U.S. presidential election in Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Scott- Andrews

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<p>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.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly</p>

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. 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. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

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<p>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 </p>

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

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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<p>Supporters of Obama cheer during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

Supporters of Obama cheer during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Supporters of Obama cheer during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>People celebrate as they watch President Barack Obama's acceptance speech broadcast live in Times Square following his re-election in New York November 7, 2012.   REUTERS/Andrew Kelly </p>

People celebrate as they watch President Barack Obama's acceptance speech broadcast live in Times Square following his re-election in New York November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People celebrate as they watch President Barack Obama's acceptance speech broadcast live in Times Square following his re-election in New York November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

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<p>President Barack Obama, who won a second term in office by defeating Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, stands with his daughters Malia and Sasha (obscured) and wife Michelle (L) after addressing supporters during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012.         REUTERS/Philip Andrews </p>

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

President Barack Obama, who won a second term in office by defeating Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, stands with his daughters Malia and Sasha (obscured) and wife Michelle (L) after addressing supporters during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Andrews

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<p>People smile during President Barack Obama's election night victory speech in Chicago, November 7, 2012.           REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

People smile during President Barack Obama's election night victory speech in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

People smile during President Barack Obama's election night victory speech in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>President Obama stands with his daughters and wife Michelle before addressing supporters during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes </p>

President Obama stands with his daughters and wife Michelle before addressing supporters during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

President Obama stands with his daughters and wife Michelle before addressing supporters during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

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<p>President Barack Obama addresses supporters during his election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

President Barack Obama addresses supporters during his election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama addresses supporters during his election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>A television set shows President Barack Obama's election night victory rally, near other monitors displaying Japan's Nikkei stock average (R, bottom) and the Japanese yen's exchange rate against the U.S. dollar, at a foreign currency brokerage firm in Tokyo November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

A television set shows President Barack Obama's election night victory rally, near other monitors displaying Japan's Nikkei stock average (R, bottom) and the Japanese yen's exchange rate against the U.S. dollar, at a foreign currency brokerage firm...more

A television set shows President Barack Obama's election night victory rally, near other monitors displaying Japan's Nikkei stock average (R, bottom) and the Japanese yen's exchange rate against the U.S. dollar, at a foreign currency brokerage firm in Tokyo November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>President Barack Obama's supporters listen to his acceptance speech after winning the U.S. presidential election, in Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2012.    REUTERS/Jason Reed </p>

President Barack Obama's supporters listen to his acceptance speech after winning the U.S. presidential election, in Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

President Barack Obama's supporters listen to his acceptance speech after winning the U.S. presidential election, in Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>President Barack Obama addresses supporters at his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012.   REUTERS/Philip Scott-Andrews </p>

President Barack Obama addresses supporters at his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Scott-Andrews

President Barack Obama addresses supporters at his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Scott-Andrews

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<p>A woman cries as President Barack Obama gives his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 7, 2012.       REUTERS/Jason Reed </p>

A woman cries as President Barack Obama gives his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

A woman cries as President Barack Obama gives his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>President Barack Obama speaks after winning the U.S. presidential election, in Chicago, Illinois November 7, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress</p>

President Barack Obama speaks after winning the U.S. presidential election, in Chicago, Illinois November 7, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress

President Barack Obama speaks after winning the U.S. presidential election, in Chicago, Illinois November 7, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress

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<p>President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden embrace after  Obama gave his acceptance speech during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

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

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

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<p>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 </p>

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

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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<p>Supporters cheer as a network announces Obama will win re-election, during a function held by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, November 7, 2012. 
REUTERS/Bobby Yip </p>

Supporters cheer as a network announces Obama will win re-election, during a function held by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Supporters cheer as a network announces Obama will win re-election, during a function held by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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<p>A Romney supporter rubs his head as voting returns are announced at the Romney election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking </p>

A Romney supporter rubs his head as voting returns are announced at the Romney election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A Romney supporter rubs his head as voting returns are announced at the Romney election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Mitt Romney delivers his concession speech during his election night rally in Boston, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar  </p>

Mitt Romney delivers his concession speech during his election night rally in Boston, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Mitt Romney delivers his concession speech during his election night rally in Boston, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young </p>

Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>Mitt Romney delivers his concession speech during his election night rally in Boston, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder </p>

Mitt Romney delivers his concession speech during his election night rally in Boston, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Mitt Romney delivers his concession speech during his election night rally in Boston, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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<p>Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney gives his concession speech after losing the election to U.S. President Barack Obama during his election night rally in Boston, Massachusetts November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young </p>

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney gives his concession speech after losing the election to U.S. President Barack Obama during his election night rally in Boston, Massachusetts November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney gives his concession speech after losing the election to U.S. President Barack Obama during his election night rally in Boston, Massachusetts November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>Mitt Romney hugs Janna Ryan as his wife Ann and Paul Ryan look on during his election night rally in Boston, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar </p>

Mitt Romney hugs Janna Ryan as his wife Ann and Paul Ryan look on during his election night rally in Boston, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Mitt Romney hugs Janna Ryan as his wife Ann and Paul Ryan look on during his election night rally in Boston, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>Romney's supporters react after Romney was projected to lose during his election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Romney's supporters react after Romney was projected to lose during his election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Romney's supporters react after Romney was projected to lose during his election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Supporters react after hearing that Romney was projected to lose the election, at Romney's election night rally in Boston , November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton </p>

Supporters react after hearing that Romney was projected to lose the election, at Romney's election night rally in Boston , November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Supporters react after hearing that Romney was projected to lose the election, at Romney's election night rally in Boston , November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>Paul Ryan and his wife Janna wave to supporters after  Mitt Romney delivered his concession speech during his election night rally in Boston, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Paul Ryan and his wife Janna wave to supporters after Mitt Romney delivered his concession speech during his election night rally in Boston, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Paul Ryan and his wife Janna wave to supporters after Mitt Romney delivered his concession speech during his election night rally in Boston, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young</p>

Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>Mitt Romney exits the stage with his wife Ann after he delivered his concession speech in Boston, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar </p>

Mitt Romney exits the stage with his wife Ann after he delivered his concession speech in Boston, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Mitt Romney exits the stage with his wife Ann after he delivered his concession speech in Boston, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>The Empire State Building is lit up in blue, the color of the Democrat party after Obama was projected to win the  election, in New York, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri </p>

The Empire State Building is lit up in blue, the color of the Democrat party after Obama was projected to win the election, in New York, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The Empire State Building is lit up in blue, the color of the Democrat party after Obama was projected to win the election, in New York, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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