Obama Wins: World Leader Reactions To U.S. President's Reelection

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US President Barack Obama arriveS on stage after winning the 2012 US presidential election November 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama swept to re-election, forging history again by defying the dragging economic recovery and high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) | Getty Images

From Berlin to Beijing, world leaders scrambled to congratulate Barack Obama on his decisive win in the 2012 race to the White House.

While Obama’s reelection drew effusive statements of praise and support from his European counterparts, it met a far less enthusiastic response in the Middle East, which is reeling from longrunning crises that present the greatest foreign policy challenge to Obama in his second term.

Check out some of the reactions of world leaders in the slideshow below.

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