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From Obama's old school to his ancestral village, world reacts to US presidential election
President Obama's step-grandmother Sarah Onyango Obama smiles during a press conference held after Obama's victory was announced in Nyang'oma Kogelo village, where President Barack Obama's late father Barack Obama Sr. was raised and Sarah lives, on November 7, 2012.Dai Kurokawa / EPA
By David R Arnott
Villagers in western Kenya danced, cheered and waved branches in the air to celebrate Barack Obama's re-election Wednesday as news of his victory resonated far beyond American shores.
A crowd had gathered to watch television coverage in Kogelo, where Obama's late father was raised, and the president's step-grandmother wore a delighted smile after the result was announced.
At the elementary school where Obama studied as a boy in Jakarta, Indonesia, students happily marched with a poster of the president from one classroom to another after hearing that he had defeated Mitt Romney, Reuters reported. "Obama wins ... Obama wins again," they shouted.