Late last night, as the outcome of the presidential election became clear, supporters of Barack Obama celebrated his victory, as his challenger, Republican nominee Mitt Romney, conceded the race and offered his congratulations. Obama won the popular vote by more than 2.5 million votes, and took the electoral vote by 303 to 206. Supporters of both candidates rode an emotional rollercoaster last night as results were slowly reported, ending in disappointment for some, elation for others, as Barack Obama now heads into a second term as President of the United States. Collected here are images from yesterday's election, from here at home, and abroad.
Indian kitemaker Jagmohan Kanojia displays miniature kites adorned with images re-elected US President Barack Obama in Amritsar, on on November 7, 2012.
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In Beijing, China, people try out a mock polling station at a hotel during a US presidential election event organized by the US embassy, on November 7, 2012.
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The media at work at US presidential candidate Mitt Romney's election night event in Boston, on November 6, 2012.
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South Koreans watch an election board in Seoul, South Korea, on November 7, 2012. South Koreans and Americans have been paying close attention to the U.S. presidential race between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
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Romney supporter Merav Bader reacts as a state is called for President Barack Obama at an election night watch party at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 6, 2012.
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A cell phone, held front of a computer screen, displays Barack Obama's tweet in Paris, France, after his re-election as US president on November 7, 2012. Barack Obama brought his sophisticated social media campaign to an emotional climax, proclaiming his victory on Twitter and Facebook just as TV networks were breaking the news. The post was his most re-tweeted -- 472,000 shares in three hours -- according to Twitter's politics account @gov. It was also the most popular ever, topping a message from singer Justin Bieber, website BuzzFeed said.
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People celebrate in front of the White House with a cardboard cutout of President Barack Obama in Washington, on November 7, 2012.
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Butchers wash the sign of the butchery named "Maison Blanche" (White House), bearing a picture of Barack Obama in Port Bouet, a neighborhood in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on November 7, 2012, in celebration of the re-election of US President Barack Obama. The sign reads "Welcome to the White House."
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The Empire State Building, bathed in blue light after Obama wins the presidential election on election night in New York City, on November 6, 2012.
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People celebrate in New York's Times Square as it is announced that President Obama has been re-elected, on November 6, 2012.
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Muslim students pose before a throng of photographers shortly after "voting" in a mock U.S. election at a shopping mall at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines, on November 7, 2012. Filipinos participated in a mock U.S. elections between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney which was organized by the U.S. Embassy in Manila.
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