Indian sand artist Sudharshan Pattanik sends his congratulations to American Democrats with this lifelike sand sculpture:

Visitors walk past a sand sculpture of U.S. President Barack Obama created by Indian sand artist Sudharshan Pattanik as a gesture to congratulate him on winning the presidential election, at Puri beach, some 65 km from Bhubaneswar, India,  Nov. 7, 2012. (EPA/Stringer)

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