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Crowds celebrate as Obama re-elected

Supporters of Barack Obama celebrated in Chicago as the major networks called the election in his favour.

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.