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Millions lined up to vote in a tight presidential election.
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2012 04:09

Millions of Americans have lined up to vote in the presidential election on Tuesday, November 6, with polls showing president Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney in a tight presidential race.

This election will decide the country's course for four years on taxes, employment, healthcare, and foreign policy challenges.


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Obama supporters cheered during an election night watch party in Chicago, Illinois, as results favouring the incumbent trickled in.


Joe Raedle/Getty Images
People at the Romney campaign's election night event in Boston, Massachusetts, react to results displayed on a television screen.


Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Mitt Romney spent election day campaigning, here talking to reporters aboard his campaign plane en route to Boston, Massachusetts. 


JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
President Obama called volunteers from a campaign office in Chicago, Illinois, to thank them for their efforts.


Mario Tama/Getty Images
Many voters in New York and New Jersey voted at makeshift polling stations due to disruption from the storm Sandy, that killed dozens and caused widespread destruction.


Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images
People wait in line to vote at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus in Washington, DC. 


Rick Wilking/REUTERS
Denver election worker Constance Rolon waits for voters to deposit their ballots at the Denver Elections Division headquarters.


HERB SWANSON/REUTERS
Donna Kaye Erwin posts the results after the 10 registered voters in the small village of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, cast the first election day ballots.


Jim Mone/AP
Early voters cast their absentee ballots at the Minneapolis City Hall. About 30 million people voted before election day, either by mail or in person.


Chris Keane/REUTERS
A poll worker tapes up a sign on a voting machine warning voters of the sensitivity of the touch screen during the US presidential election in Pineville, North Carolina.


Chris Keane/REUTERS
Voters wait in line to vote at Harrison United Methodist Church in Pineville, North Carolina.


Matt Sullivan/REUTERS
A voter casts her ballot in Newark,Ohio.


Eric Thayer/REUTERS
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and his wife Janna vote accompanied by their children Charlie, Sam and Liza in Janesville, Wisconsin.


Allison Joyce/Getty Images
Raena Lamont, 3, is dressed as the fictional character Captain America at a polling center doubling as a donation site in New York City as the city recovers from Sandy. 


Sean Gallup/Getty Images
People around the world were awaiting the results. This picture is from an election party in Berlin, Germany. 



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Obama supporters cheered during an election night watch party in Chicago, Illinois, as results favouring the incumbent trickled in.

Wed, 07 Nov 2012 03:01:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1352199671892?image_id=0eAl7aqafB3WbSpencer PlattGetty ImagesGetty Images

Obama supporters cheered during an election night watch party in Chicago, Illinois, as results favouring the incumbent trickled in.

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People at the Romney campaign's election night event in Boston, Massachusetts, react to results displayed on a television screen.

Wed, 07 Nov 2012 03:26:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1352199671892?image_id=05Kg9HH1g6d2vJoe RaedleGetty ImagesGetty Images

People at the Romney campaign's election night event in Boston, Massachusetts, react to results displayed on a television screen.

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Mitt Romney spent election day campaigning, here talking to reporters aboard his campaign plane en route to Boston, Massachusetts. 

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 22:59:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1352199671892?image_id=0gCN00I4sp3pJJustin SullivanGetty ImagesGetty Images

Mitt Romney spent election day campaigning, here talking to reporters aboard his campaign plane en route to Boston, Massachusetts. 

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President Obama called volunteers from a campaign office in Chicago, Illinois, to thank them for their efforts.

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 16:40:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1352199671892?image_id=0aUl1GA0PW0uoJEWEL SAMADAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

President Obama called volunteers from a campaign office in Chicago, Illinois, to thank them for their efforts.

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Many voters in New York and New Jersey voted at makeshift polling stations due to disruption from the storm Sandy, that killed dozens and caused widespread destruction.

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 23:17:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1352199671892?image_id=09XF695ce1b2YMario TamaGetty ImagesGetty Images

Many voters in New York and New Jersey voted at makeshift polling stations due to disruption from the storm Sandy, that killed dozens and caused widespread destruction.

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People wait in line to vote at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus in Washington, DC. 

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 23:22:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1352199671892?image_id=0gKy42b0kc8M8Brendan HoffmanGetty ImagesGetty Images

People wait in line to vote at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus in Washington, DC. 

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Denver election worker Constance Rolon waits for voters to deposit their ballots at the Denver Elections Division headquarters.

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:07:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1352199671892?image_id=01GFbfr9N4fkCRick WilkingREUTERSAl Jazeera Upload Images

Denver election worker Constance Rolon waits for voters to deposit their ballots at the Denver Elections Division headquarters.

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Donna Kaye Erwin posts the results after the 10 registered voters in the small village of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, cast the first election day ballots.

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 05:54:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1352199671892?image_id=07zJ6ZO071adIHERB SWANSONREUTERSReuters Pictures

Donna Kaye Erwin posts the results after the 10 registered voters in the small village of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, cast the first election day ballots.

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Early voters cast their absentee ballots at the Minneapolis City Hall. About 30 million people voted before election day, either by mail or in person.

Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:49:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1352199671892?image_id=08OP2I5cPe6JFJim MoneAPAP Photo

Early voters cast their absentee ballots at the Minneapolis City Hall. About 30 million people voted before election day, either by mail or in person.

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A poll worker tapes up a sign on a voting machine warning voters of the sensitivity of the touch screen during the US presidential election in Pineville, North Carolina.

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:53:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1352199671892?image_id=00122Wu4dW8XJChris KeaneREUTERSAl Jazeera Upload Images

A poll worker tapes up a sign on a voting machine warning voters of the sensitivity of the touch screen during the US presidential election in Pineville, North Carolina.

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Voters wait in line to vote at Harrison United Methodist Church in Pineville, North Carolina.

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:53:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1352199671892?image_id=0btp1mqgSGeOQChris KeaneREUTERSAl Jazeera Upload Images

Voters wait in line to vote at Harrison United Methodist Church in Pineville, North Carolina.

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A voter casts her ballot in Newark,Ohio.

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 12:54:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1352199671892?image_id=09122RD6gbcamMatt SullivanREUTERSAl Jazeera Upload Images

A voter casts her ballot in Newark,Ohio.

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Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and his wife Janna vote accompanied by their children Charlie, Sam and Liza in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:19:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1352199671892?image_id=04eTd6x5wf3BTEric ThayerREUTERSAl Jazeera Upload Images

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and his wife Janna vote accompanied by their children Charlie, Sam and Liza in Janesville, Wisconsin.

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Raena Lamont, 3, is dressed as the fictional character Captain America at a polling center doubling as a donation site in New York City as the city recovers from Sandy. 

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 21:26:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1352199671892?image_id=02JT8eA4ExbY4Allison JoyceGetty ImagesGetty Images

Raena Lamont, 3, is dressed as the fictional character Captain America at a polling center doubling as a donation site in New York City as the city recovers from Sandy. 

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1352199671892?image_id=0efA2uG4Q8ePv

People around the world were awaiting the results. This picture is from an election party in Berlin, Germany. 

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 21:17:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1352199671892?image_id=0efA2uG4Q8ePvSean GallupGetty ImagesGetty Images

People around the world were awaiting the results. This picture is from an election party in Berlin, Germany. 



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