07 November 2012 21:00 | By MSN News
US Election 2012: Victory and defeat

Celebrating in Chicago



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There was jubilation in Chicago as Democrats celebrated the win of the hometown favourite Barack Obama, who won a second term in office as U.S. president after a razor-thin victory over Republican hopeful Mitt Romney.

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