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    Default The backstage scenes of Barack Obama's election night vigil, that he posted on Flickr

    Pitting himself as the man to challenge Washington's political elite, Barack Obama has always been about change.

    Now America's president elect is putting his money where his mouth is - by using the popular online photograph website Flickr.



    Fateful viewing: Barack Obama leans forward and wrings his hands as he watches John McCain give his concession speech on television during election night


    Down time: Perhaps conserving his energy for his acceptance speech, Mr Obama leans his head back with his feet up on the table next to wife Michelle

    Unlike other presidents, whose election night vigils were often be charted in powerful photo essays in journalism heavyweights such as Life magazine, Mr Obama has simply posted his on Flickr.

    The astonishing archive shows intimate portraits of Mr Obama with his family, friends and aides, including vice president elect Joe Biden, in a hotel room on election night in Chicago, their eyes glued to the television as the results began to roll on.


    Moment before the speech that made history: Obama embraces wife Michelle as they walk out to make his acceptance speech in Chicago's Grant Park


    Mr Obama and his vice president Joe Biden shake hands as they romp to victory

    Often wringing his hands, and with his mouth turned down in a tense frown, the clearly nervous Obama - surrounded by his equally nervous family - is even pictured leaning forward watching John McCain give his concession speech on television.

    The snapshots - charting a watershed night in American politics - were taken on a digital camera and posted on the website hours after Mr Obama's victory.


    Mr Obama keeps his eyes glued to the television as he talks on the phone surrounded by his equally intent family


    Mr Obama takes a rare break from the television to concentrate on his phone call

    Those viewing the photos are able to leave comments, with most expressing their joy at Mr Obama's win.

    Flickr - which can be used and viewed by anyone, anywhere, anytime - is nothing more than a digital photo album often used by family and friends to share snapshots.

    That Mr Obama would choose it as a method of sharing his historic night with the world, rather than more traditional photojournalism outlets such as Life or Time magazines, may be indicative of things to come.

    See Obama's 'Election Night' Flickr photo album here

    The intimate backstage scenes of Obama's election night vigil... that he posted on Flickr | Mail Online

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    Such a pretty family.
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    Nice pics. And even though these pictures are after Obama won, you can tell that everyone in the room is feeling the weight of history, and not jumping up and celebrating.

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    ^ they must know that this is just the beginning, not the end of the battle. (For trying to patch up the crap that Bush did I mean.)

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    Barack to his Mrs.:
    "I'm gonna give it to you Presidential style later"


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    I would have loved to see McCain's pics from that night. Todd Palin alone would be priceless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmmdee View Post
    Barack to his Mrs.:
    "I'm gonna give it to you Presidential style later"



    "We're movin' on up like George and Weezie."


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    I guess he bought himself a new pair of shoes.

    Seriously though, they are a nice looking family. Very happy for them.

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    Nice looking family,thanks for posting great photos.

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    He's so handsome

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    Quote Originally Posted by louiswinthorpe111 View Post
    I would have loved to see McCain's pics from that night. Todd Palin alone would be priceless.
    I wonder if McCain and Palin even watched the results from the same room?

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    Quote Originally Posted by louiswinthorpe111 View Post
    I would have loved to see McCain's pics from that night. Todd Palin alone would be priceless.
    Me too. He seems like a humorless douchebag.

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    I love these pics! Their little girls are so cute.

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    Love these pictures. He looks like such a down-to-earth, humble guy.

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    I think their calmness says a lot about them. They know this is way more than just winning the election.. that was half of the battle.. now the real one begins.. Great pictures. His little girls are so cute.

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