Crowd cheers Obama victory at White House

The crowd chanted "four more years!," "Obama!" and "USA!"

Several people climbed the trees in front of the White House and some waived American flags. One group held a sign that read, "Sandy demands climate action now."

The gathering was reminiscent of four years ago, when a crowd spontaneously met at the White House to cheer the election of the first black president. Jubilant crowds also gathered at the White House last year after Obama announced that Navy Seals had killed Osama Bin Laden.

This post was updated at 2:17 am