Party scene in Obama, Japan

“This is great. I followed <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST0000104" title="U.S. Presidential Election (2008)" href="/topic/politics/u.s.-presidential-election-%282008%29-EVHST0000104.topic">the election</a> closely on TV. I’m hoping Obama can make the world more peaceful,” Akino Nakaoji, 34, told the Associated Press. She was still wearing a bright blue skirt and flowered lei necklace from her hula performance earlier in the day. Residents from the town of Obama, Japan, show their support for the president-elect.

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“This is great. I followed the election closely on TV. I’m hoping Obama can make the world more peaceful,” Akino Nakaoji, 34, told the Associated Press. She was still wearing a bright blue skirt and flowered lei necklace from her hula performance earlier in the day. Residents from the town of Obama, Japan, show their support for the president-elect.

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