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      Lyons Jewelers in Bedford closes to protest Barack Obama's election victory

      President Obama was elected to a second term in office on Tuesday. Photo: Associated Press

      Mitt Romney's loss to President Barack Obama in Tuesday's presidential election was apparently too much for a western Virginia jewelry store.

      According to WDBJ-TV in Bedford, Lyons Jewelers, a jewelry shop on Longwood Avenue in Bedford, kept its doors closed Wednesday. The owners did it as a political statement; to "mourn the loss of America."

      Signs posted in windows throughout Lyons bemoaned Obama's victory.

      "He (did) it to show that he didn't agree and didn't like what happened," a friend of the store's owner told WDBJ.

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