Obama defeats Romney to win second term as US president

  • President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden acknowledge the crowd at his election night party Wednesday.(AP)
  • An employee of the U.S. Embassy carries a cutout of President Barack Obama following an election event hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.(AP)
  • An Afghan man holds a U.S. democratic party pin during a U.S. presidential election event at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.(AP)
  • Sarah Obama, step-grandmother of President Barack Obama, waves her walking cane towards supporters in celebration before speaking to the media about her reaction to Obama's re-election in the U.S. presidential election in the garden of her house in the village of Kogelo, western Kenya.(AP)
  • A Kenyan supporter of U.S. President Barack Obama cheers as he watches a broadcast showing that Obama has won the U.S. presidential election for a second term, Wednesday.(AP)
  • Volunteer Tyller Williamson, right, hugs Barbara Koh, Organizing for America California San Francisco department office manager, after projected returns of the presidential race were announced at the OFACSF Obama campaign volunteer office in San Francisco.(AP)
  • People watch a live telecast of U.S presidential election results organized by the U.S. embassy in New Delhi, India, Wednesday.(AP)
  • Ryan Charchian, 18, of New York, hugs Allie Rapa, 19, of New York after news reports projected President Barack Obama to win a second term as they celebrated in New York.(AP)
  • First lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden acknowledge supporters at his election night party Wednesday.(AP)