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President Barack Obama gets another four years to add to his already storied legacy.

After a hard-fought, oft-nasty battle against Republican challenger Mitt Romney, NBC News called the 2012 presidential election in the Democratic incumbent's favor at approximately 8:13 p.m. tonight, with CBS News and CNN following suit moments later.

"Four more years," Obama tweeted just moments ago, along with a photo of him locked in a tender embrace with first lady Michelle Obama.

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"This happened because of you. Thank you," Obama added. "We're all in this together. That's how we campaigned, and that's who we are. Thank you. -bo"

Seemingly not a minute leading up to this moment has been easy for Obama since his historic victory in 2008—but he came, he governed, he campaigned for reelection and, ultimately, he conquered.