President Barack Obama waves as he exits Air Force One, 7 November 2012
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Obama faces Washington challenge

US President Barack Obama has returned with his family to Washington DC to face a bulging in-tray after winning a second term in office.

The Obamas flew from their Chicago base, arriving at Andrews Air Force Base about 18:30 (23:30 GMT).

He needs to work with Republicans in Congress to confront a looming "fiscal cliff" of tax rises and spending cuts.

The Republicans retained control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, but failed to take the Senate.

Adam Brookes reports.

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