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Slideshow: 596 newspaper front pages announce Barak Obama's victory in U.S. Presidential Elections

A couple of days ago Scott Hanselman published an article where he described how he used some cool Microsoft technology (Silverlight) to display hundreds of newspaper images from dozens countries; he used newspaper front pages from November 5th 2008, one day after U.S. elections were held and Barak Obama won and became our 44th President.

One of the hundreds of headlines
displayed at

I took the same images and created a slideshow with the "Yes we can" song as background music.  I filtered the images and excluded the headlines that did not include Barak Obama - I ended up with 596 images from newspapers across the world.

You can watch the slideshow in high-res by pointing your browser to:


If you'd like to check the origin of a specific headline, check out the original newspaper front pages at newseum.org.  Below you can see a low-res version of the slideshow which I've uploaded to YouTube.

Good luck Mr. Obama - millions stand with you.

596 newspaper front pages announce
Barak Obama's victory in U.S. Presidential Elections

"Yes We Can" - the poem

From a speech by Barack Obama and a video made from it.


It was a creed, written into the founding documents
That declared the destiny of a nation:

Yes we can.

It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists
As they blazed a trail for freedom:

Yes we can.

It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from the shores,
Pioneers who pushed westward aginst the unforgiving wilderness:

Yes we can.

It was a call of workers organized,
Women who reached for the ballots,
A president who chose the moon as our new frontier,
And a King who took us to the mountaintop,
And pointed the way to the promised land:

Yes we can, to justice and equality.

Yes we can.

Yes we can, to opportunity and prosperity,
Yes we can, to opportunity and prosperity.
Yes we can heal this nation.
Yes we can repair this world.

Yes we can.

We know the battle ahead will be long.
But always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way,
Nothing can stand in the way of the power
Of millions of voices calling for change.

We want change.

We have been told we cannot do this, by a chorus of cynics
That will only grow louder and more dissonant.
We have been asked to pause for a reality check.
We've been warned against offering the people of this nation, false
But in the unlikely story that is America,
There has never been anything false about hope.

We want change.

From the hope that the little girl
Who goes to the public school in Dillon
Are same as the dreams of the boy
Who learns on the streets of LA.

We will remember that there is something happening in America,
That we are not as divided as our politcs suggest.
That we are one people, we are one nation.
And together we will begin the next great chapter in the American story
With three words that will ring
From coast to coast, from sea to shining sea:

Yes we can.

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