World Celebrates With America

By Leela de Kretser,  Newser User
Posted Jan 20, 2009 8:47 AM CST
A Chinese girl smiles as she poses for a snapshot with a painting depicting U.S. President-elect Barack Obama, by Chinese artist Yu Chengsong, during an exhibition to mark his inauguration.   (AP Photo/ Elizabeth Dalziel)
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(Newser) – Obamania has swept the world with mock inauguration ceremonies celebrated all over the globe. From the Japanese city of Obama, to Kisumu, Kenya, hundreds of thousands turned out in temples, shrines, museums, galleries, and local squares with painted faces and Obama Tshirts to mark the 44th president's inauguration. 
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