As one man prepares to fulfil his destiny, the tension is overwhelming, the sense of expectation immense.
These fascinating behind-the- scenes pictures show the historic moment Barack Obama learned he had been elected as America’s first black president.
Fateful viewing: Barack Obama leans forward and wrings his hands as he watches John McCain give his concession speech on television during election night
Down time: Perhaps conserving his energy for his acceptance speech, Mr Obama leans his head back with his feet up on the table next to wife Michelle
Patience: He listens intently as John McCain gives his concession speech on Wednesday morning. Continue reading