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14 January 2013 Last updated at 11:13

Obama re-elected as US president

Barack Obama: "I have never been more hopeful"

President Barack Obama wins a second term, defeating Mitt Romney despite dissatisfaction with the economy, while the House of Representatives remains in Republican control and Democrats retain the Senate.

American flagSecession petitions after Obama win

More than 100,000 Americans petition the White House to allow their states to secede from the US after President Obama's re-election.

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