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President-elect Barack Obama looks out into the crowd after his acceptance speech at Grant Park in Chicago, 04 Nov 2008 Obama Wins Historic Election  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Barack Obama has been elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African-American elected to the office

President-elect Barack Obama stands on stage along with his wife Michelle and daughters during election night gathering in Grant Park, Chicago, 04 Nov 2008 After Obama Victory, Work Begins on Presidential Transition  Audio Clip Available
US president-elect says Americans face great challenges, including two wars, financial crisis

President Bush congratulates President-elect Barack Obama in the Rose Garden of the White House, Washington, 5 Nov. 2008 President Bush Congratulates Obama, Promises Smooth Transition  Audio Clip Available
US leader predicts stirring sight when Obama family enters White House

President-elect Barack Obama, left, and Vice President-elect Joe Biden wave to the crowd after Obama's acceptance speech at Grant Park in Chicago, 4 Nov. 2008 Europe Welcomes Obama Victory  Audio Clip Available
US president-elect receives congratulations, expressions of hope for cooperation from British, German leaders, but no warm words from Russian president

A man reads 'al-Akhbar' newspaper covering Barack Obama's victory in the U.S. Presidential election in Beirut, Lebanon, 05 Nov 2008 Much Of Arab World Rejoices Over Obama Election  Audio Clip Available
People on streets in Cairo, across much of Arab world, appear elated by election of Democrat Barak Obama, despite some apprehension in Gulf and in Lebanon

Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during press conference at presidential palace in Kabul, 05 Nov 2008 South Asia Leaders Congratulate Obama, Point to Challenges
Leaders praise Barack Obama's presidential election win, calling it an inspiration to people within US, around world

The half-brother of US President-elect Barack Obama, Said Obama (L), his grandmother Sarah Obama (C) and his half sister Auma Obama, get ready for a press conference in the village of Kogelo, 05 Nov 2008 Kenya Celebrates President-elect Obama as Native Son  Audio Clip Available
In Obama's grandmother's home town, crowds danced in celebration as news of his election victory was announced shortly after dawn

Kay Hagan celebrates at her election party in Greensboro, North Carolina, 04 Nov 2008 Democrats Expand Congressional Majorities  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
More Democrats in Senate, House of Representatives could help President-elect Barack Obama implement ambitious agenda once he takes office in January

Traders work on floor of New York Stock Exchange, 05 Nov 2008 New Reports Spur Fears of US Recession
US, European stock markets down sharply despite early gains in Asia following news of Barack Obama's win in US presidential election

Jigme Khesar on his way to the royal palace in Thimpu, Bhutan, 02 Nov 2008 Bhutan Transitions to New King, Heralding New Democratic Era
Coronation of Jigme Khesar as Bhutan's first constitutional monarch, culminates two-year transfer of royal power from his father, who abdicated in late 2006

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