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CNN.com readers around the world celebrated Sen. Barack Obama's presidential victory over Sen. John McCain Tuesday night. For most of them, the historic significance of Obama's win was the most important part of the election.

Elated supporters took to the streets of Chicago, Washington, Atlanta and other cities across the globe, dancing and cheering for their candidate.

"This is the most wonderful night of my life," said an emotional David White, who grew up during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Read full article »

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