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Pics: The moment Mitt Romney conceded the election to Barack Obama

It’s fair to say that President Obama was more than happy to take this call on the night of 6 November…

A NEW PHOTO released by the White House today has captured the moment that US President Barack Obama took a call which confirmed that he had won re-election last month.

The call was from his Republican challenger Mitt Romney who wanted to concede the election to the 44th president of the United States following a gruelling months-long battle.

The photo is among a batch, mostly taken by the President’s official photographer Pete Souza, that were uploaded to the White House Flickr account this week a month on from Obama’s historic re-election.

Included is this one of Obama signing the Wall of Freedom after an event at Mentor High School in Mentor, Ohio on 3 November:

This one of the President in conversation with (from left to right) Chief of Staff Jack Lew, former President Bill Clinton, Justin Cooper, David Axelrod, and Senior Advisor David Plouffe aboard Air Force One en route to Manchester, New Hampshire on 4 November:

And finally this one of Obama rather sternly kissing a baby on his arrival in Denver, Colorado on 1 November:

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