AT OBAMA HQ

The Associated Press
Supporters wave flags at the election night party for President Barack Obama as they watch the returns Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

In an explosion of movement and sound, people in the packed convention center that's Obama's party site cheered and stood waving small American flags.

— Jim Kuhnhenn —

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