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Sunday 20 April 2014

Tearful Obama thanks campaign staff

US president Barack Obama wipes away tears as he thanks members of his campaign staff and volunteers after he won re-election (AP pic)

Barack Obama wipes away tears as he thanks members of his campaign staff and volunteers in a new video released by his campaign.

Mr Obama's campaign released a five-minute video of the US president's address on Wednesday to members of his staff at his Chicago headquarters.

The short speech came a day after he won re-election.

The president talks about his work as a community organiser in Chicago and tells staffers and volunteers that they will do "amazing things" in their lives.

Mr Obama becomes emotional when he says that even before the election results, he felt the work he had done "had come full circle".

He tells staff members that he is proud of the work they did, then pauses to wipe away tears.

Press Association

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