Barack Obama has secured re-election as US President beating Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Here are the best pictures from election night:
Obama tweeted "four more years" after it became apparent he would secure re-election. The tweet - which featured a picture of Obama hugging wife Michelle - became the most retweeted in the history of the social networking site:
Obama told his supporters in his victory speech that the "best is yet to come" for America:
Romance was in the air at Obama's victory party when Keesha Patterson proposed to her girlfriend Rowan Ha.
Romney made his concession speech where he urged to supporters to pray for the President and America:
Musician Lady Gaga and Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria tweeted pictures of them celebrating Obama's win. Beyonce earlier shared a picture of her ballot paper on her Tumblr site:
There were mixed emotions for supporters of both candidates:
The US election gained interest from across the world with events held in London, Beijing and Kenya: