(CNN) - A never-before-seen official White House photo, posted online Friday, shows President Barack Obama on Election Night speaking with his freshly defeated rival Mitt Romney.
The photo was taken in the presidential suite of the Fairmont Millennium Park hotel in Chicago, where Obama and his team watched results come in on November 6. In his concession speech, Romney said that on the call with the president, he wished Obama well, along with his family and staff.
"This is a time of great challenges for America, and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation," Romney said.
Obama also referenced the call in his victory speech, saying he "just spoke with Governor Romney and I congratulated him and Paul Ryan on a hard-fought campaign."
"We may have battled fiercely, but it's only because we love this country deeply and we care so strongly about its future," Obama said.