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Hundreds of Thousands Flock to Obama Rally in Chicago

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Katie Hayes
Derick Thurman, an 18-year-old from Chicago and first-time voter, holds up a poster that he bought for five dollars.
Barack Obama closed his campaign with a massive outdoor public event — a street party through downtown Chicago centered around Grant Park on the waterfront. The campaign distributed 70,000 tickets to the official event, but many more came down for the party.