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PHOTO GALLERY: Watch parties at Blue Note, Second Baptist, more

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 | 11:09 a.m. CST; updated 12:33 p.m. CST, Wednesday, November 5, 2008
People celebrate the news of Barack Obama's election on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at the Blue Note. Several people gathered there to watch the election results throughout the night.

People gathered to watch election results at The Blue Note, Second Baptist Church and The Tiger hotel on Tuesday night.

Democratic 9th District candidate Judy Baker greets supporters at an election watch party at The Tiger hotel in Columbia on Tuesday.
Doris Cheatum, left, awaits poll results during the 2008 presidential watch party at The Tiger hotel in Columbia on Tuesday evening.
Robert Brown, left, and his wife, Linda Lou, center, chat with family friend and Democratic candidate for Senate Chuck Graham at the 2008 presidential election watch party at The Tiger hotel in Columbia on Tuesday evening.
Martha McCraly, 47,cheers during a watch party at Second Baptist Church in Columbia on Tuesday after learning that Obama had been declared president-elect.
Columbia residents Sherri Givens, left, Donna Clayborne, center, and Deborah Chappell, right, celebrate upon the televised announcement that Barack Obama was the projected winner of the 2008 presidential watch party at The Tiger hotel in Columbia on Tuesday evening.
Brittney Cox, 22 leans on her fiance, Byron Wilson, 23, during a watch party at Second Baptist Church in Columbia.
From left to right, Grant Watkins, Stuart Peterson, Brian Roach and Anjali Pinto celebrate the news that Barack Obama was elected president on Nov. 4, 2008, at a watch party at the Blue Note.
Obama supporters take pictures together to commemorate Election Day at Second Baptist Church in Columbia after Sen. Barack Obama was announced as the President-elect on Tuesday.
Cortneyjo Washington, 24, left and Bessie Prude Smith, 52, center, cheer during a watch party at Second Baptist Church as Sen. Barack Obama was announced as the President-elect on Tuesday night.

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