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Crowds celebrate as Barack Obama re-elected as president

Supporters of President Barack Obama celebrated in Chicago as the major networks projected he would have a majority of electoral college votes.

Mr Obama prevailed despite lingering dissatisfaction with the economy and a hard-fought challenge from Mitt Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts.

With many states still reporting results, Mr Obama's margin of victory was not yet certain.

  • 07 Nov 2012
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