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November 08, 2012

After election victory, Obama calls world leaders

Since Tuesday, President Obama has received messages from leaders around the world congratulating him on winning re-election to a second term.

Obama looks forward to continuing to work with his fellow leaders to address the serious challenges they face, according to the White House.

On Thursday, Obama returned some of calls, thanking them for "their friendship and partnershp."

The president spoke with Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia, President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, President Mohammed Morsi of Egypt, President Francois Hollande of France, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz of Saudi Arabia,Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom.

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