Barack Obama has arrived at his campaign headquarters in Chicago to thank party workers before he heads back to Washington, Reuters' White House correspondent has reported.
Now Barack Obama has secured four more years in the White House he must tackle the growing list of challenges facing America.
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Barack Obama has secured re-election as President on a night of drama in America. Here are the best pictures from election night: