Washington, Nov 7: US is in a celebratory mood. After Barack Obama was re-elected as US President on Tuesday, Nov 6, his supporters celebrated his victory in a grand manner. Obama thanked the nation for bringing him back to the White House. The 44th US President addressed Americans post his victory. His family members--wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia were present with him during the celebrations.
Obama told cheering supporters early on Wednesday that "the best is yet to come" for the United States as he stormed to a second term by defeating Republican rival Mitt Romney.
"In this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. We have fought our way back," Obama told hundreds of cheering supporters.
"We know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come."
Near the end of his speech, Obama hinted at a more far-reaching agenda in his second term despite the lingering partisan gridlock in Washington, calling for a future that "isn't threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet."
"I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggest. We're not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of individual ambitions," Obama said.
"Together with your help and God's Grace, we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on earth. Thank you, America. God bless you. God bless these United States."
Barack Obama supporters celebrate victory in New Delhi
Supporters wave American flags near a cut-out of the US President Barack Obama in New Delhi on Wednesday morning as they celebrate after Obama was re-elected as the US President.
Supporters cheer Obama
Supporters of US President Barack Obama cheer during the Obama Election Night party in Chicago. Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
The winning team--Obama with his family
President Barack Obama waves as he walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha at his election night party on Wednesday, Nov 7 in Chicago.
A happy family
Barack Obama celebrates four more years in the White House. The entire Obama family can be seen in the picture celebrating the victory.
Obama stands tall in his victory
President Barack Obama smiles during his speech at his election night party on Wednesday, Nov 7 in Chicago.
Gentleman Obama with his first lady Michelle
President Barack Obama along with first lady Michelle Obama acknowledge the crowd at his election night party on Wednesday, Nov 7 in Chicago.
And, the winner is Barack Obama
A screen displays television channel CNN's projection declaring US President Barack Obama as the winner of US Presidential election in New Delhi on Wednesday morning.