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Photo: Obama tears up as he returns to beginning in Iowa for final campaign stop

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President Barack Obama speaks, as a tear streams down his face, at his final campaign stop on the evening before the 2012 presidential election Monday in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Obama returned to where it all started in 2008 when he was fired up and ready to go. On this cold night, as he addressed a crowd in Des Moines on the final stop of his final national campaign, the air was thick with emotion.

Or maybe it was just that cold. Or the stress and strain of a non-stop, historically tight presidential election. Either way, the president was caught with a single tear rolling down his cheek. From the Associated Press report:

"I've come back to Iowa one more time to ask for your vote," Obama told 20,000 supporters at an outdoor rally in Des Moines, the last of his campaign. "This is where our movement for change began."

A single tear ran down Obama's face as he spoke. Whether it was the product of emotion or the bitter cold was hard to tell.

Natasha Korecki has the full story on the final day of the election.

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