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

Callie Shell

Aurora Photos for Time

01 March, 2008

Barack Obama gives telephone interviews after a rally at Rhode Island College.

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 4 November, the first African American to hold the post.

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Callie Shell

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