11 of 34: A Kosovar puts up a billboard congratulating U.S. President-elect Barack Obama, ahead of his inauguration in Washington D.C., in Pristina, Kosovo, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. Barack Obama steps into history by becoming the United States' first black president Tuesday, bringing a message of hope to a nation battered by recession, weary of war and hungry for change after eight years of George W. Bush in the White House. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu) (AP Photo)

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