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PHOTOS: The world reacts to Obama's reelection
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

After one of the closest presidential election seasons in America's history, the ballots have been cast and the results revealed: Barack Obama has gotten another four years in the White House.

But the reactions to the news across the US and the world are far from unanimous. While some people screamed with joy, others were dismayed and disappointed over Republican candidate Mitt Romney's loss.

Here, the best snapshots of the spectrum of responses to President Obama's reelection.  

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A woman reacts to a speech by Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, while he concedes the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.

(Justin Sullivan - AFP/Getty Images)
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Supporters listen to US President Barack Obama's victory speech on election night in Chicago on November 7, 2012. Obama swept to re-election, forging history again by transcending a slow economic recovery and the high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney.

(Jewel Samad - AFP/Getty Images)
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Villagers of the hamlet of Kogelo in western Kenya dance in celebration following media-announcements of the re-election of USA's President Barack Obama early on November 7, 2012.

(Tony Karumba - AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama celebrates on stage on election night in Chicago on November 6, 2012.

(Jewel Samad - AFP/Getty Images)
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Spectators hug amidst the crowd before Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, concedes the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

(Alex Wong - AFP/Getty Images)
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Sarah Obama, step-grandmother to USA's President elect, Barak Obama, reacts with members of her family on November 7, 2012 in the hamlet of Kogelo in western Kenya during a press conference that followed media-anouncements of Obama's apparent victory.

(Tony Karumba - AFP/Getty Images)
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A man spends time in the MSNBC store in celebration of the 2012 Presidential Election night at Rockefeller Center on November 6, 2012 in New York City.

(Michael Loccisano - AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian sand artist Sudaran Pattnaik gives the final touches to his sand sculpture of re-elected US President Barack Obama at Golden Sea beach in Puri, about 65 kilometers from Bhubaneswar on November 7, 2012.

(Stringer - AFP/Getty Images)
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A girl watches for polling results in celebration of the 2012 Presidential Election night at Rockefeller Center on November 6, 2012 in New York City.

(Michael Loccisano - AFP/Getty Images)
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A spectator sits on a bench on his Apple iPhone while waiting for Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, to concede his presidency.

(Justin Sullivan - AFP/Getty Images)
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An Iraqi citizen follows the US elections on television in Baghdad on November 6, 2012.

(Ali Al-Saadi - AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Barack Obama celebrates on stage with his (understandably pumped) wife Michelle after delivering his victory speech ion Chicago on November 7, 2012.

(Jewel Samad - AFP/Getty Images)
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People celebrate in front of the White House with a cardboard cutout of the US President Barack Obama in Washington on November 7, 2012.

(Mladen Antonov - AFP/Getty Images)
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Supporters celebrate Barack Obama's victory during coverage of the US Presidential Electionson on November 6, 2012 in London, England.

(Bethany Clark - AFP/Getty Images)
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A man watches results of the US presidential elections at US President Barack Obama's election night event in Chicago on November 6, 2012.

(Cengiz Yar - AFP/Getty Images)
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Hostesses stand over glass bowls containing Barack Obama and Mitt Romney buttons at a US election party at the Bertelsmann Representation on November 6, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

(Sean Gallup - AFP/Getty Images)
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Indonesians pose next to the life size portrait of US President Barack Obama (L) and Republican rival Mitt Romney (R) at the poll monitoring center set up by the US embassy in Jakarta on November 7, 2012. Surveys indicate Indonesia the world's most populous Muslim country favors President Barack Obama who spent four years of his childhood in Jakarta over Republican rival Mitt Romney.

(Romeo Gacad - AFP/Getty Images)
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A supporter of US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney sits on the floor on election night November 6, 2012 in Boston Massachusetts.

(Timothy A. Clary - AFP/Getty Images)
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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 on November 6, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

(David Becker - AFP/Getty Images)
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Afghan TV journalists from Ariana TV react during a break from their live election coverge during a US 2012 presidential election watch event at the US embassy on November 7, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan.

(Daniel Berehulak - AFP/Getty Images)
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American expats react as President Barak Obama wins his re-election bid at the U.S embassy election watch party November 7, 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand.

(Paula Bronstein - AFP/Getty Images)
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