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US election night victory celebrations around the globe

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by BAK, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. BAK

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    Birmingham, Alabama: Barack Obama supporters celebrate. Dr Martin Luther King Jr led massive protests in Birmingham as part of the civil rights movement, which eventually led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965
    Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty

    Hamburg, Germany: A guest wears a T-shirt featuring Obama during an election night party at the Bucerius Law School
    Photograph: Roland Magunia/AFP

    Columbus, Ohio: Democratic Party supporters react as they watch the US president-elect make his acceptance speech on television
    Photograph: Matt Sullivan /Reuters

    Atlanta, Georgia: Christine King Farris, the sister of civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, is embraced after news channels declare an Obama victory during an election night party at Ebenezer Baptist Church
    Photograph: John Bazemore/AP

    Milan, Italy: An Obama supporter waves a US flag on election night at Le Banque
    Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

    New York City: Obama supporters in Times Square watch the election results come in
    Photograph: Michael Nagle/Getty

    Geneva, Switzerland: Supporters embrace after Obama's victory is announced
    Photograph: Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

    Washington DC, US: A celebration party in front of the White House
    Photograph: Tim Sloan/AFP

    Obama, Fukui prefecture, Japan: Local residents celebrate Obama's victory
    Photograph: Toru Yamanaka/AFP

    New York City: Skateboarder Sam Carrera reacts in Times Square after Obama is announced president-elect
    Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

    Rome, Italy: Supporters hold up placards during a rally in central Pantheon square
    Photograph: Guido Montani/EPA

    Birmingham, Alabama: Obama supporters Mary Decker (c), Annete Davis (l) and others celebrate as his victory is announced
    Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty

    Paris, France: Supporters celebrate in the city hall
    Photograph: Olivier Laban-Mattei/AFP/Getty

    Hong Kong, China: The audience applauds as they listen to Obama's acceptance speech Photograph: Anthony Dickson/AFP/Getty
    Kogelo village, Kenya: Obama's Kenyan family members celebrate his victory in the village where his step-grandmother lives
    Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP

    Virginia Beach, Virginia: Rae Pearson speaks to her mother on a mobile phone during an election night celebration. "Momma we did it. We really did it"
    Photograph: Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot/AP