These photos were most certainly not staged. This was a spontaneous celebration of hope and life, by those who haven't been taught the politics of hatred and prejudice. I *suppose* that you could call the last photo 'staged', in the same way that you would 'stage' a photo of a family picnic when you ask Aunt Millie to put down the potato salad for a moment and smile for the camera.
Look at the faces in the crowd. There are whites, blacks, hispanics, and Muslims. You wouldn't see this at a McCain rally. If McCain would have won, then both of those kids would have been white, they probably would have been dressed in camouflage, and they wouldn't have been passing an Obama sign; they would have been passing an Obama doll...most likely with a noose around it's neck, and they both would have been flashing the 'one fingered' sign.
He's only one man. There are ~300 million of us. It's up to US to make this happen.
"And then, one Thursday, nearly two thousand years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change, one girl sitting on her own in a small cafe in Rickmansworth suddenly realized what it was that had been going wrong all this time, and she finally knew how the world could be made a good and happy place. This time it would be right, it would work, and no one would have to be nailed to anything." Douglas Adams