Obama wins re-election

 
 
 
  • President Barack Obama stands on stage after his victory speech at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. (Chip Somodevilla, AFP)
  • Obama won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Win McNamee, AFP)
  • A supporter of U.S. President Barack Obama listens to his victory speech on election night. (Chip Somodevilla, AFP)
  • People watch giant television screens in Times Square as President Barack Obama speaks after winning a second term. (John Moore, AFP)
  • President Barack Obama stands on stage with first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden after his victory speech on election night. (Chip Somodevilla, AFP)
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  • US President Barack Obama (2nd L), First Lady Michelle Obama (L), Vice-President Joe Biden and Second Lady Jill Biden wave to supporters following Obama's speech on election night November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. President Barack Obama swept to re-election Tuesday, forging history again by transcending a slow economic recovery and the high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad
  • US President Barack Obama hugs his daughters Sasha (L) and Malia (R) on election night November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. President Barack Obama swept to re-election Tuesday, forging history again by transcending a slow economic recovery and the high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad
  • A combo picture shows (L) the Democratic then presidential candidate Barack Obama and his wife Michelle stand on stage during their election night victory rally at Grant Park on November 4, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois and now the US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle celebrate on stage after Obama delivered his acceptance speech on November 7, 2012 in Chicago. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Robyn Beck
  • A man watches results of the US presidential elections at US President Barack Obama's election night event in Chicago on November 6, 2012. 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. AFP PHOTO/Cengiz YAR
  • Jill Biden, wife of US Vice President Joe biden, celebrates after victory in the 2012 US presidential election November 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. US President Barack Obama swept to a emphatic re-election win over Mitt Romney, forging new history by transcending a dragging economy and the stifling unemployment which haunted his first term. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck
  • US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden celebrate 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. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB
  • US President Barack Obama celebrates on stage after delivering his acceptance speech ion Chicago on November 7, 2012. 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. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD
  • Obama tweeted this photo with the caption "Four more years". The tweet quickly became the most popular post recorded on the social network; it has already been retweeted over 350 000 times.
  • In this image released by the White House, US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama embrace Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden moments after the television networks called the election in their favour.
  • People watch election results as TV networks begin to call the 2012 US Presidential Election for US President Barack Obama during a Democratic Party watch party after the polls closed on election day. (Brendan Smialowski, AFP)
  • Supporters of US President Barack Obama react to results on election night. (Robyn Beck, AFP)
  • Supporters of US President Barack Obama celebrate as CNN projects victory for Obama on election night. (Saul Loeb, AFP)
  • Supporters of US President Barack Obama attend election night in Chicago, Illinois. (Robyn Beck, AFP)
  • Supporters of US President Barack Obama watch voting results on election night. (Robyn Beck, AFP)
  • Three Obama supporters walk around the south side of Chicago wearing Obama and Romney masks holding placards asking people to vote. (Jim Watson, AFP)
  • Barack Obama calls a volunteer from a campaign office in Chicago, Illinois, on election day. (Jewel Samad, AFP)
  • Elizabeth Warren takes the stage for her acceptance after beating incumbent U.S. Senator Scott Bown in Boston, Massachusetts. The campaign was highly contested, closely watched and went down to the wire. (Darren McCollester, AFP)
  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is seen sitting aboard his campaign plane before the results were announced on election day in Boston, Massachusetts. (Justin Sullivan, AFP)
  • Craig Romney, son of US presidential candidate Mitt Romney, speaks during the Romney election night event. (Timothy A. Clary, AFP)
  • People celebrate in front of the White House in Washington. Obama was re-elected making history when he won a second term in the White House and defeated his Republican challenger Mitt Romney. (Nicholas Kamm, AFP)
  • People celebrate in Times Square as it is announced that President Obama has been re-elected. (Mehdi Taamallah, AFP)