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Gallery: Obama re-elected president

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US President Barack Obama swept to re-election, creating history again and beating Republican foe Mitt Romney.

Obama became only the second Democrat to win a second four-year White House term since World War II, when television networks projected he would win the bellwether state of Ohio where he had staged a pitched battle with Romney.

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Peruvian shamans bless President Barack Obama using a poster of him during a ritual to predict the winner of the US presidential election in Lima, Peru. Photo: ReutersBags filled with voting supplies wait to be doubled checked prior being sent to precincts in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo: ReutersA final vote count during a symbolic election organized by attorney and former mayor of the town of Turbaco Silvio Carrasquilla, is conducted in front of his house in Turbaco, Bolivar. Photo: ReutersUS President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally in Hilliard, Ohio. Photo: ReutersUS 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. Photo: ReutersU.S. President Barack Obama kisses a baby as he participates in a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: ReutersUS President Barack Obama participates in a campaign rally in Lima, Ohio. Photo: ReutersUS President Barack Obama at his final presidential campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, November 5, 2012, on the eve of the US presidential elections. Photo: ReutersPoll workers review voter authorisation forms and provisional ballots after the polls closed at the Covenant Presbyterian Church during the US presidential election in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo: ReutersVolunteers at a Obama Milwaukee office get in their last efforts for getting out the vote the day before election day in Milwaukee. Photo: ReutersA man stands on a lift truck while making preparations at McCormick Place, the site for US President Barack Obama's post election speech, in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: ReutersStudents at the State Elementary School Menteng 01, where U.S. President Barack Obama studied from 1970-1971, cheers to support Obama while they watch the U.S presidential election on television in Jakarta. Photo: ReutersPeople celebrate as they watch election results broadcast confirming the re-election of President Barack Obama at Melba's 25 at the Harlem State Office building in New York. Photo: ReutersSupporters of US President Barack Obama cheer during his election night victory rally in Chicago. Photo: ReutersA man plays a guitar as he celebrates the victory of Barack Obama in the U.S. Presidential elections in his ancestral home village of Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi. Photo: ReutersSupporters of U.S. President Barack Obama celebrate the projections of his victory in the 2012 presidential election outside the White House in Washington. Photo: ReutersPeople celebrate as they watch election results broadcast confirming the re-election of President Barack Obama at Melba's 25 at the Harlem State Office building in New York. Photo: ReutersUSA-VOTE/PRESIDENTIAL - Map and chart showing latest projections for the U.S. presidential elections. Photo: ReutersStudents at the State Elementary School Menteng 01, where U.S. President Barack Obama studied from 1970-1971 cheers to support Obama while they watch the U.S presidential election on television in Jakarta. Photo: ReutersUS President Barack Obama supporters cheer during his victory election night rally in Chicago. Photo: ReutersUS President Barack Obama supporters cheer during his victory election night rally in Chicago. Photo: ReutersSupporters of US President Barack Obama hold up a sign during his election night rally in Chicago. Photo: ReutersUS President Barack Obama, who won a second term in office by defeating Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, walks out with his family to address supporters during his election night rally in Chicago. Photo: ReutersUS President Barack Obama, who won a second term in office by defeating Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, waves before addressing supporters during his election night victory rally in Chicago. Photo: ReutersRepublican supporter Jo Ann Jennings poses at a Republican Party election night event during the U.S. presidential election in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo: ReutersSarah Hussein Obama, grandmother to U.S. President Barack Obama attends a news conference as she celebrates his re-election in his ancestral home village of Nyangoma Kogelo. Photo: ReutersU.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney leaves the podium after delivering his concession speech during his election night rally in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo: ReutersU.S. President Barack Obama waves to the crowd during his election night victory rally in Chicago. Photo: ReutersUS President Barack Obama hugs his daughters Malia (R) and Sasha (2L) as First lady Michelle Obama looks on during his election night victory rally in Chicago. Photo: ReutersUS  President Barack Obama applauds the crowd gathered during his election night victory rally in Chicago. Photo: ReutersSarah Hussein Obama, grandmother to U.S. President Barack Obama, is escorted as she celebrates his re-election in his ancestral home village of Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi. Photo: ReutersU.S. citizens living in Mexico and supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama celebrate Obama's victory in the U.S. presidential election at a restaurant in Mexico City. Photo: Reuters

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