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In pictures: Americans cast their ballots for the next U.S. president

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Residents stand next to a television set as they follow the voting process during the U.S. presidential elections in the ancestral home of U.S. President Barack Obama in Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 6, 2012.

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Dan Bohlin casts his vote on Election Day at the Liberty Town Hall, in Stitzer, Wis.

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People watch election coverage on a jumbo screen set up in Times Square during the U.S. presidential election in New York November 6, 2012

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A boy holding an American Flag peeks out of the voting booth as his mother votes at the Town House during the U.S. presidential election in New Hampton, New Hampshire November 6, 2012.

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Samantha Pelletier shows off the voting sticker that was placed on her pregnant belly outside of the old Town Hall during the U.S. presidential election in Bristol, New Hampshire November 6, 2012.

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Tonya Lewis, a supporter of President Barack Obama, rallies outside a polling station during the U.S. presidential election in Tampa, Florida November 6, 2012.

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Early morning voters fill out their ballots at St. Lukes United Methodist Church on Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012 in Oklahoma City. Americans are heading to polling places across the country Tuesday

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Voters wait in line tocast their ballots at a polling station, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Miami

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Surfer Mike Wegart (2nd L), 30, votes during the U.S. presidential election at Venice Beach lifeguard station in Los Angeles, California, November 6, 2012

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A carved pumpkin greets voters at Hinkle Fieldhouse during the U.S. presidential election in Indianapolis, Indiana, November 6, 2012

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Gabriela Temeles waits with her dog Luke to vote at Venice Beach lifeguard station during the U.S. presidential election in Los Angeles, California November 6, 2012

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Classical studies major Omar Dyette, from Racine, Wis., front right, mans a table outside the polls on the campus of Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Dyette volunteered with the Ohio Public Interest Research Group to register college students prior to the 2012 election

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and wife Ann Romney vote in Belmont, Mass., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his wife Ann get their ballots to vote during the U.S. presidential election in Belmont, Massachusetts November 6, 2012.

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Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan casts his ballot with his wife Janna, son Charlie and daughter Liza on election day in Janesville, Wisconsin November 6, 2012

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U.S. President Barack Obama hugs a volunteer from his campaign during a visit to his campaign field office in Chicago, on election day November 6, 2012.

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U.S. President Barack Obama makes a phone call to a volunteer as he visits a campaign field office in Chicago, on election day November 6, 2012.

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Women embrace U.S. Vice President Joe Biden as he pays a visit to a restaurant during the U.S. presidential election in Cleveland, Ohio November 6, 2012

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A marquee sign outside the election precinct in Pearl, Miss., Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012, voices a religious opinion about who to trust this election year

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People vote at Holy Cross School during the U.S. presidential election in Indianapolis, Indiana, November 6, 2012.

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Voters cast their ballots at Legend Elementary School during the U.S. presidential election in Newark, Ohio November 6, 2012.

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A boy runs past a sign telling voters where to enter at the Canterbury Town Hall, during the U.S. presidential election in Canterbury, New Hampshire November 6, 2012.

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Poll workers attempt to start a generator to power a polling site for the U.S. presidential election built to service residents of the Queens borough neighborhoods of Breezy Point and the Rockaways whose original site was damaged during hurricane Sandy in New York, November 6, 2012.

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A security guard shouts directions at people waiting in a line wrapping around a building to vote in the U.S. presidential election, outside a polling station at John Jay College in New York November 6, 2012.

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People vote in the U.S. presidential election at a polling station set up for those affected by Hurricane Sandy, in an art gallery at John Jay College, in New York November 6, 2012

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A sign directs where to go at a polling station during the U.S. presidential election in New York November 6, 2012

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A brand new tattoo showing his choice of political party is seen on the right hand of Victor "The Snake Mann" Wolder as he votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas

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A campaign sign hangs on a doorway during the U.S. presidential election in South Boston, Massachusetts, November 6, 2012

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A man casts his ballot at Legend Elementary School during the U.S. presidential election in Newark, Ohio November 6, 2012.

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