2009 Photo Contest, People in the News, 1st prize

Callie Shell

Aurora Photos for Time

21 January, 2008

Two young supporters wait to meet Obama at the Martin Luther King Day Rally in Columbia, South Carolina. In his bid for the US Democratic Party presidential candidacy Senator Barack Obama broke all fundraising records, largely by harnessing support from smaller donors via the internet. Obama clinched the Democratic nomination in June, and was elected 44th President of the US on November 4, the first African American to hold the post.

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Callie Shell

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