Election Connection

Marking the Day

It's difficult to take in the magnitude of reflections around the Web on Sen. Barack Obama's historic win of the presidency. To get a better sense, take a bird's eye look at newspapers around the world and a close up view from voters across the country.

Whenever a big news event happens, one of the best ways to understand what it means is to look at the front pages of newspapers from around the world. If you're not lucky enough to have time to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue and look at the hard copies of the papers outside the Newseum, the virtual version has over 600 to view online.

Some of the striking headlines:

Arizona Daily Star: "Change Has Come to America"

Orange County Register: OH-BAMA!

Guardian UK: President Obama: Change Has Come

New Haven Register: Historic Victory

And on the ground, the thousands of videos that poured in throughout the day to the PBS/YouTube Video Your Vote project told amazing stories of people young and old excited to vote for the first African-American President.


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