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11:15 AM, Nov 7, 2012   |    comments
  • President Barack Obama and family arrive on stage after winning the 2012 US presidential election November 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama swept to re-election, forging history again by defying the dragging economic recovery and high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney. (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
  • President Barack Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden, Second Lady Jill Biden and First Lady Michelle acknowledge supporters on election night in Chicago. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Staff, guests and ambassadors listen to President Barack Obama's victory speech in the U.S. elections prior to U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Robert Stephen Beecroft's remarks on November 7, 2012 in Baghdad, Iraq. Obama won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Photo by Khalid Mohammed-Pool/Getty Images)
  • U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan James B. Cunningham announces the re-election of President Barack Obama during a US 2012 presidential election watch event at the US embassy on November 7, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
  • President Barack Obama shakes hands with Vice President Joe Biden on stage after delivering his victory speech in Chicago. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Indonesians pose next to a life-sized portrait of US President Barack Obama at the poll monitoring center set up by the US embassy in Jakarta on November 7, 2012. Surveys indicate Indonesia the world's most populous Muslim country favors President Barack Obama over Republican rival Mitt Romney. Obama spent four years of his childhood in Jakarta. (Photo: ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A butcher poses in front of the sign of his butchery named 'Maison Blanche' (White House) and bearing a picture of Barack Obama in Port Bouet, a neighborhood in Abidjan, the capitol of the Ivory Coast, Africa. He celebrates on November 7, 2012, the re-election of US President Barack Obama. (Photo: SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A person in Paris poses with a cell phone in front of a computer screen to check Barack Obama's tweet on November 7, 2012. The post was his most re-tweeted--472,000 shares in three hours--according to Twitter's politics account @gov. It was also the most popular ever, topping a message from singer Justin Bieber, website BuzzFeed said. (Photo: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)
  • President Barack Obama celebrates with vice president Joe Biden and his family members along with the First Family members on election night in Chicago. Obama swept to re-election, forging history again by transcending a slow economic recovery and the high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Obama swept to re-election, forging history again by defying the dragging economic recovery and high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney. (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
  • President Barack Obama celebrates with First Lady Michelle Obama on stage on election night in Chicago on November 7, 2012. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Supporters listen to US President Barack Obama's victory speech on election night in Chicago on November 7, 2012. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
  • US President Barack Obama celebrates on stage on election night in Chicago on November 7, 2012. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
  • President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama acknowledge supporters following Obama's victory speech in Chicago on November 7, 2012. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Supporters listen to US President Barack Obama's victory speech on election night in Chicago on November 7, 2012. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
  • US President Barack Obama celebrates on stage in Chicago on November 7, 2012. (Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
  • US President Barack Obama celebrates on stage with his wife Michelle after delivering his victory speech in Chicago. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
  • People react to President Barack Obama's speech after he was re-elected for another four years as president in Times Square November 6, 2012 in New York City. Obama won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
  • Villagers of the hamlet of Kogelo in western Kenya follow the media coverage of the US elections early on November 7, 2012. (Photo: TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A combo picture shows (L) the Democratic then presidential candidate Barack Obama and his family arrive on stage for his election night victory rally at Grant Park on November 4, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois and now US President Barack Obama and family arrive on stage after winning the 2012 US presidential election November 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photos: Saul LOEB/TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Republican candidate Mitt Romney concedes defeat to Barack Obama November 7, 2012 in Boston. Romney vowed to work with Obama and said he's praying for the President.(Photo: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
  • US President Barack Obama smiles at supporter after delivering his victory speech on election night in Chicago on November 7, 2012. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Philippines-based supporters of US President Barack Obama celebrate with balloons and Champagne as the US incumbent leader's re-election at a party in Manila on November 7, 2012. The group of American expatriates calls itself Democrats Abroad Philippines. (Photo: JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Supporters of re-elected US President Barack Obama pose after a breakfast meeting following the announcement of US Election results in Bangalore on November 7,2012. (Photo: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Obama supporter Sara Elsayed from North Carolina listens to President Obama's victory speech at the Democrats Abroad gathering November 7, 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
  • Indian university students pose with a cutout of the image of US President Barrack Obama as they celebrate on hearing a prediction that President Obama was re-elected during a US embassy election party at a local hotel in Delhi on November 7, 2012. (Photo: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Indian sand artist Sudaran Pattnaik gives the final touches to his sand sculpture of re-elected US President Barack Obama at Golden Sea beach in Puri, about 65 kilometers from Bhubaneswar on November 7, 2012. (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Cyclists look at a sand sculpture of re-elected US President Barack Obama by sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik at Puri beach, about 70 kms east of the eastern city of Bhubaneswar on November 7, 2012. (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Friends and family members of Sarah Obama, step-grandmother of USA's President-elect, sing and dance at her homestead in the hamlet of Kogelo in western Kenya following media-announcements of Barack's apparent electoral victory early on November 7, 2012. (Photo: TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle and daughters Sasha (L) and Malia (R) wave to supporters on election night in Chicago on November 6, 2012. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
    
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Obama swept to re-election, forging history again by defying the dragging economic recovery and high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney.

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