Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A Night of Celebration

All across the United States and around the world people are celebrating the election of Barack Obama as U.S. president.

Following is a wonderful collection of images, gathered from various news agencies, depicting the heartfelt responses of a diverse range of people to the truly historic and hopeful event of Obama’s victory.


Above: Emily Best, center, of Brooklyn, and Mike Callaghan, right, of Washington, watch the NBC broadcast of President-elect Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at NBC News’ ‘Election Plaza’ in Rockefeller Center, Wednesday, November 5, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Above: Sandhya Jain-Patel reacts as her husband, Samir Patel, hugs her as they watch the announcement that Senator Barack Obama has won the presidential election - Brooklyn, N.Y., Tuesday, November 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Brian McDermott)

Above: Supporters of President-elect Barack Obama celebrate near the White House on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Above: Ramon Goni, left, of Madrid, Spain, and Benoit Tetelin, of Paris, watch the JumboTron at NBC News ‘Election Plaza’ in Rockefeller Center as President-elect Barack Obama delivers his acceptance speech Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Above: L. Paige Fenn, 21, of Atlanta, left, is hugged by Kamaria Dowdy, 21, of Nashville, as tears flow down their faces at the news that Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill, is now President-elect of the United States. The students attended an election night party at Howard University, a traditionally African-American college, in Washington on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Above: Supporters of President-elect Barack Obama react to his victory at the Indiana Democratic Party election night event in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Above: Tierra Bryant, left, reacts with others at the announcement of the victory of President-elect Barack Obama on election day Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 in the Harlem section of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Above: Supporters celebrate at a campaign party after learning that US Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) just won the election in Honolulu, Hawaii, November 4, 2008. (REUTERS/Hugh Gentry)

Above: Christine King Farris, sister of civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., is embraced by her granddaughter Farris Watkins, 11, as she wipes away a tear after a cable news channel projected Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama as the winner during an election-night party at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Above: Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill, and committee members of Democrats Abroad, Susie Margolin, left and her one month old son Teo Beckwith from Massachusetts, Patricia Reed from Texas, center, and Laura Wendt from New York react as they watch election returns on a big screen television during an election results gathering in Singapore on Wednesday Nov. 5, 2008. (AP Photo/ Wong Maye-E)

Above: Supporters react to projections while watching television monitors at the election night party for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at Grant Park in Chicago, Tuesday night, Nov. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Above: Al Sparks and his son Alex celebrate President-elect Barack Obama - November 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Above: A crowd gathered in Times Square watches President-elect Barack Obama’s acceptance speech broadcast on large screens - Tuesday, November 4, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Above: Supporters of President-elect Barack Obama celebrate near the White House - Wednesday, November 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Opening image: As President-elect Barack Obama speaks to voters in Chicago, supporters celebrate during the Democrats’ gala in Denver - Tuesday, November 4, 2008.
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Recommended Off-site Link:
Obama Victory Sparks Cheers Worldwide
- Joseph Coleman (Associated Press, November 4). 2008).

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“Change Has Come to America”

1 comment:

Gim said...

Your site is great.

So, where do you stand, Michael? Are you Catholic or Old Catholic or Roman Catholic? And why? You have given all this a lot more thought than I have and you might help me to consider things.