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Party scene in Obama, Japan

“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. TORU YAMANAKA, AFP/Getty Images