These are the places most of us will never see. We do not know these landscapes and we cannot visit them.
The president seems like a nice sort of guy, really.
Viewed from Britain, often through the prism of scornful media, the US Republican Party can seem a paranoid, fanatical sect. That jaundiced representation makes it hard to understand how the presidential contest could have been even remotely competitive.
A second chance.
Angela Merkel on Britain leaving the EU.
The killings of Abraham Lincoln, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and John F Kennedy all seemed world-changing events. But is assassination anything other than an act of petty vanity?
It would be a mistake to regard the result as a sweeping endorsement of the Obama presidency.
After the best part of a year at the frantic centre of a national campaign, Ohio is tired to the bone.
There is relief – and pride – about the US election result in Labour ranks.
With whites now accounting for only 72 per cent of the electorate, the party's election strategy is bust.
Including, how the Democrats have won the popular vote in five of the last six elections.
From Elizabeth Warren and memes, to glum Fox News pundits and Paul Ryan's biceps.
The Republican candidate was gracious at the end, but couldn't help looking a bit sad at his defeat.
The US president owes his victory to his political machine, not his campaign strategy.
"I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests."
US president wins decisive re-election after securing key swing states.
The US and its allies should take a much harder look at our partners against the Taliban.
Nicky Woolf liveblogs the result of the 2012 presidential election.
Your guide to the American election: when each state declares, who is likely to win it, and what kind of hot dogs you need.
The opinion polls have hardened in favour of the President in the last days of the campaign.
Barack Obama makes his final election pitch.
In Florida, the Democrat charge is that Republicans are trying to stop black people from voting.
It's a landslide victory for Obama on Fleet Street.
"Naming and shaming" employers who don't pay the living wage is likely to have disappointing results.
When right-wing spinners try to attack mathematics itself, you know they're running scared.
Obama strategist David Axelrod on the Romney campaign.
Regional parties mitigate the threat of a single populist party winning national support.
With power still out, hitherto hidden communities emerge - people are actually meeting each other.
The US President is likely to find himself back in the Oval Office – but further from real power than ever.