Whether it's the end of an embargo or fairer distribution of wealth, most of our Observers, from Havana to Tehran, are hoping for something from Barack Obama.
Yoani Sanchez is a blogger from Cuba.
Ghassan Abdullah is a computer specialist from Ramallah.
Ariel Woolf is a teacher in a Talmudic school in Effrat, near Jerusalem.
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Zaheer Kidvai is a university professor from Karachi.
Pushkar in Rajastan, India. Photo posted by Aricwithana
Rully Dasaad went to school with Obama in Jakarta, where the future president lives between 1967 and 1971.
Regarding Medvedev's reaction to Obama's election [it was followed by the announcement of missile base close to Poland, in response to an antimissile base there], I don't think it was particular to Obama, because he didn't have time. He was just being anti-American in general. I think it would be the same if McCain won, if not worse [the Kremlin also sent a particularly cold 'congratulations' message]."
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