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In pictures: US election day 2016

Republican president-elect Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech during his election night rally in New York on 9 November 2016, Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The US president-elect Donald Trump took to the stage at his victory rally in New York and said: "I just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us on our victory."
Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Image copyright John Locher / AP
Image caption A dramatic night in the US presidential race saw the Republican candidate defy the polls and sweep to victory in a number of key states, including Florida, Ohio and North Carolina. His supporters could hardly believe it as they began to party at a rally in New York as Mr Trump edges closer to victory.
Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Image copyright Shawn Thew / EPA
Image caption Mr Trump's Ohio win was a big boost to him and his supporters, as no Republican has ever taken the White House without winning the state.
A group of women react as voting results come Image copyright Drew Angerer / Getty Images
Image caption A short distance away there were tears as supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton realised the vote was not going their way.
A woman weeps as election results are reported Image copyright Frank Franklin II / AP
Image caption Mrs Clinton won the Democratic heartlands of California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Vermont, Delaware, Illinois, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Washington and District of Columbia, as well as New Mexico and Colorado.
Voters wait in line in front of a polling station to cast their ballots in the US presidential election in Scottsdale, Arizona Image copyright Laura Segall / AFP
Image caption More than 100 million Americans went to the polls to decide their next president, with voters in several states facing long queues
Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets supporters after voting at Douglas Grafflin Elementary School in Chappaqua, New York Image copyright Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
Image caption Earlier in the day Mrs Clinton greeted supporters with her husband, former US president Bill Clinton, after voting in Chappaqua, New York. National polls had given Mrs Clinton a four-point lead over Mr Trump with many believing she would cross the finishing line with ease.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania in New York Image copyright Evan Vucci / AP
Image caption Mr Trump also cast his vote with his wife in New York. Both candidates had targeted battleground states on Monday, with last-minute campaigning taking them to rallies in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Lucille Lemkin waits in her stroller as her mother casts her ballot at the Luxe Hotel, California Image copyright Mike Nelson / EPA
Image caption In Los Angeles, California, one girl waited patiently while her mother cast her vote.
Fabio Alvarado, 91, originally from El Salvador was sworn in as a US citizen on election day Image copyright Mario Anzuoni / Reuters
Image caption Fabio Alvarado, 91, originally from El Salvador, was sworn in as a US citizen on election day and arrived with his wife Marta, 80, to vote at LA County Registrar's office in Norwalk, California.
A freshman, stands outside the polling location on Penn State University's campus hoping to convince fellow students to vote for Donald Trump Image copyright Jeff Swensen / Getty Images
Image caption At Penn State University's campus one freshman hoped to convince others to vote for Trump.
Hillary Clinton supporter Jorge Mendez of Glendale, Arizona wears a dress and Hillary Clinton mask Image copyright Ralph Freso / Getty Images
Image caption Hillary Clinton supporter Jorge Mendez of Glendale, Arizona wore a dress and Hillary Clinton mask to show where his allegiance lies.
People vote at the Woodman of the World (WOW) Lodge during the US presidential election in Florence, South Carolina Image copyright Randall Hill / Reuters
Image caption Americans also voted for Congress. All seats in the House of Representatives were up for grabs, and a third of seats in the Senate.
Voting booths in Richmond, Virginia Image copyright Shelby Lum/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP
Image caption All 50 states and Washington DC voted across six different time zones.
A voter in Kansas Image copyright Larry W Smith / EPA
Image caption A voter in Kansas prepared to cast his vote in the state that has been won by the Republicans every year since 1968.
A voter puts on an "I voted" sticker Image copyright Charles Mostoller / Reuters
Image caption A record number of Americans - more than 46 million - voted early by post or at polling stations.
Douglas Hurt holds a sign in Bowling Green, Kentucky Image copyright Austin Anthony / Daily News via AP
Image caption For some the animosity between the two candidates left them feeling far from inspired.
Reporters speak on-camera Image copyright Mary Altaffer / AP
Image caption Before polls closed reporters began to gather at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's election night rally in New York.
A worker prepares a US flag at the Jacob K Javits Convention Center in New York Image copyright AFP
Image caption Across town final touches were put in place at the Jacob K Javits Convention Center for the Democrat rally.
Visitors take a selfie with portraits of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trum Image copyright Bart Maat / EPA
Image caption Interest in the election was not confined to the US. In the Netherlands people posed for photographs with portraits of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Donna Deer, a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, waits to be interviewed during an election night rally in Indianapolis Image copyright Michael Conroy / AP
Image caption Back in the US as early results came in people gathered to show support for their chosen candidate, here at an election night rally in Indianapolis
People in the crowd at Hillary Clinton's rally in New York Image copyright Justin Lane / EPA
Image caption While Clinton supporters enjoyed the atmosphere, at that stage it was looking good for their candidate.
US presidential candidate Donald Trump (standing, right) watches election results with family and supporters. Image copyright Donald Trump Jr/Instagram/PA
Image caption Donald Trump Junior posted a picture of Mr Trump and his family and supporters watching the results come in.
Johanna Stiles carries vote-by-mail ballots after the Leon County, Florida Image copyright Mark Wallheiser / Getty Images
Image caption One of the key states was Florida, where the count was very tight but was eventually won by Mr Trump.
A crowd watches a news report at Rockefeller Center Image copyright Julio Cortez / AP
Image caption Outside the Rockefeller Center in New York people stopped to look at news reports on a screen...
Hundreds of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton supporters Image copyright Saul Martinez / Reuters
Image caption While in the Brooklyn Borough of the city supporters of Hillary Clinton gathered to await results.
Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump Holds Election Night Event In New York City Image copyright Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
Image caption Over at the Trump rally supporters looked on as early results suggested their candidate was doing better than expected.
Supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton Image copyright Carlos Barria / Reuters
Image caption While at the Clinton rally the mood darkened.

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