Election Celebration and Sadness in Photos

Christine Erickson
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Americans and viewers all over the world reacted to President Barack Obama's win in the 2012 election.

Many shared their images through various hashtags. As news spread, the hashtag #4MoreYears became popular on Instagram.

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