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US embassies await election results with candidate cardboard cutouts

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Cardboard cutouts of President Barack Obama, right, and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stand near a door as a security guard patrols during a reception organized by the U.S. embassy to wait for the results of the 2012 U.S. Presidential election, in Rome, Nov. 6, 2012.

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An employee of the U.S. Embassy moves cardboard cutouts of US President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a hotel during preparations for the U.S. election, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Nov. 6.

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A man poses for photographs between cardboard cutouts of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama at an election party at the U.S Embassy in London, Nov. 6.

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People gather next to cardboard cutouts of both presidential candidates to watch the 2012 presidential election during an election party hosted by the U.S. Embassy at a hotel in Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 7.

Voters across the U.S. head to the polls to vote in the Nov. 6, 2012 elections.

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