“I’m glad we’ve been bombed. It makes me feel I can look the East End in the face.”–the Queen Mum, upon the bombing of Buckingham Palace by the German Luftwaffe in 1940.

To which I say, “I’m glad we’ve been Obama-ed.  It makes me feel we can look the rest of the world in the face.”

The Empire State Building, New York City, upon the election of President Barack Obama to a second term.

Close-up: the Empire State Building after Obama has won his second term. (Note to non-Americans:  Democrats are blue, Republicans red.)

Election night, Chicago 2012

AP photo Jerome Delay

Courtesy Timeline Photos

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