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IN PHOTOS: WORLD celebrates Barack Obama's triumph!

Last updated on: November 8, 2012 10:14 IST

IN PHOTOS: WORLD celebrates Barack Obama's triumph!

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No doubt Barack Obama overcame deep doubts among voters about his handling of the American economy as he scored a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Tuesday. However, celebrations to mark his remarkable comeback were not limited to United States alone.

Rediff.com presents a collection of photographs to show how people rejoiced Obama's victory across the world.

Sarah Hussein Obama, grandmother to US President Barack Obama, laughs as she addresses a news conference as she celebrates his re-election in his ancestral village of Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km west of Kenya's capital Nairobi.

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Photographs: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

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People celebrate the re-election of US President Barack Obama at the sprawling Kibera slums of Kenya's capital Nairobi.

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Photographs: Noor Khamis/Reuters

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A woman kisses a man wearing a mask of US President Barack Obama during the US election night at the representation of the Bertelsmann media cooperation in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday.

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Photographs: Thomas Peter/Reuters

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A man displays his ballot during a mock-vote for the US presidential elections in the ancestral home of Barack Obama in Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km west of Kenya's capital Nairobi.

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Photographs: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

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People wait in line before voting in a symbolic election organised by attorney and former mayor of the town of Turbaco Silvio Carrasquilla, who is known as Barack Obama's number one fan, in front of his house in Turbaco, Bolivar province, Colombia on Tuesday.

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Photographs: Joaquin Sarmiento/Reuters

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A woman dressed as the Statue of Liberty poses for photographs during an election party during the U.S. Presidential election at the U.S. Embassy in London, on Tuesday.

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Photographs: Neil Hall/Reuters

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Students at State Elementary School Menteng 01 in Jakarta, where US President Barack Obama studied from 1970-1971, cheer in support of Obama while watching TV coverage of the presidential election.

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Photographs: Enny Nuraheni/Reuters

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Students at State Elementary School Menteng 01, where US President Barack Obama studied from 1970-1971, hold a poster with an image of Obama while watching TV coverage of the US presidential election in Jakarta.

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Photographs: Enny Nuraheni/Reuters

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People react to the  US presidential election results during an election party at the US embassy in London.

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Photographs: Neil Hall/Reuters

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A man poses for photographs between cut-outs of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) and US President Barack Obama (R) at an election party during the US presidential election at the US embassy in London.

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Photographs: Neil Hall/Reuters

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US flags are projected on facade of the US Embassy, during during the US Presidential election, in London.

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Photographs: Neil Hall/Reuters

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A guest at a presidential election event, organised by the US embassy in China, poses for a photograph with cardboard cut-outs of US President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in Beijing.

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Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

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A Japanese high school student pretends to blow a kiss at a cutout figure of US President Barack Obama during an event to celebrate the results of the US presidential election at the US embassy in Tokyo.

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Photographs: Yuriko Nakao/Reuters

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Party-goers with patriotic hats pose for photographs during an election party during the US presidential election at the US embassy in London.

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Photographs: Neil Hall/Reuters

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People gather to watch the 2012 presidential election during a "US Election Watch" event hosted by the US embassy at a hotel in Seoul, South Korea. 

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Photographs: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

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Sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik gives final touches to a sand sculpture of US President Barack Obama on a beach at Puri, in Odisha, on Wednesday.

 


Photographs: Reuters

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