Sen. Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, celebrate in North Carolina
Sen. Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, celebrate in North Carolina Gerry Broome / AP
Sen. Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, celebrate in North Carolina Gerry Broome / AP

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