President Obama has arrived back in Washington DC with his family to begin his second term in office.
The US President will tackle a looming budget crisis and work with Republicans in Congress, the Party which retained control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, but failed to take the Senate.
Now Barack Obama has secured four more years in the White House he must tackle the growing list of challenges facing America.
While both parties called for unity in Barack Obama's second term to solve the USA's problems, Mark Austin found voters fearful of gridlock.
Barack Obama has secured re-election as President on a night of drama in America. Here are the best pictures from election night: