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A long and often tumultuous campaign came to a climax that many media polls did not predict: a victory for Donald Trump, the controversial presidential candidate for the Republican party, who managed to pull ahead and maintain his lead over the Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton.

Here is a selection of images that captured the gamut of emotion that emerged from the climatic event, including the reactions of countries and people outside the United. States.

The nation
The nation’s first vote is cast in New Hampshire. | AP
Polling station at the Princeton Baptist Church in Princeton, North Carolina
Polling station at the Princeton Baptist Church in Princeton, North Carolina. | REUTERS
Voters wait to cast their ballots in Brooklyn, New York.
Voters wait to cast their ballots in Brooklyn, New York. | AP
Grace Bell Hardison, a 100-year-old woman recently mentioned by U.S. President Barack Obama after attempts were made to purge her from the voter registration list and hence deny her right to vote, receives an
Grace Bell Hardison, a 100-year-old woman recently mentioned by U.S. President Barack Obama after attempts were made to purge her from the voter registration list and hence deny her right to vote, receives an ‘I Voted Today’ sticker from an election official in Belhaven, North Carolina. | REUTERS
Voters cast their ballots at historic Holley Hall in Bristol, Vermont.
Voters cast their ballots at historic Holley Hall in Bristol, Vermont. | AP
People line up to vote in Philadelphia.
People line up to vote in Philadelphia. | MARGO REED/THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER VIA AP
Voters wait in line to cast their ballots in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Voters wait in line to cast their ballots in Scottsdale, Arizona. | AFP-JIJI
A Hillary supporter cheers at election night event in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A Hillary supporter cheers at election night event in Las Vegas, Nevada. | REUTERS
Clinton supporters at the Jacob Javits Center glass enclosed lobby in New York.
Clinton supporters at the election day rally Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. | AP
A Clinton supporter in New York
A Clinton supporter in New York | REUTERS
Hillary supporters at an election night rally in New York.
Hillary supporters at an election night rally in New York. | REUTERS
A Clinton supporter in Newton, Mass., watches televised election returns during a viewing party on Cinton
A Clinton supporter in Newton, Mass., watches televised election returns during a viewing party on Cinton’s alma mater. | AP
Hillary supporters at an election night rally in New York.
Hillary supporters at an election night rally in New York. | REUTERS
A Hillary supporter waits for the final results at an election rally in New York.
A Hillary supporter waits for the final results at an election rally in New York. | REUTERS
Clinton supporters watch the state-by-state returns at an election night rally in New York.
Clinton supporters watch the state-by-state returns at an election night rally in New York. | REUTERS
A Clinton supporter at an election night rally in Manhattan, New York.
A Clinton supporter at an election night rally in Manhattan, New York. | REUTERS
A Clinton supporter at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.
A Clinton supporter at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. | AFP-JIJI
Trump supporters react to news that Donald Trump will carry Florida.
Trump supporters react to news that Donald Trump will carry Florida. | JOE BURBANK/ORLANDO SENTINEL VIA AP
Young Trump supporters at an election night rally in Manhattan, New York.
Young Trump supporters at an election night rally in Manhattan, New York.
A young Trump supporter at election night party in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
A young Trump supporter at election night party in Greenwood Village, Colorado. | AFP-JIJI
Members of Hindu Sena, a right-wing Hindu group, celebrate Donald Trump
Members of Hindu Sena, a right-wing Hindu group, celebrate Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. elections, in New Delhi | REUTERS
Trump supporters at an election night rally in Manhattan, New York
Trump supporters at an election night rally in Manhattan, New York. | REUTERS
Trump supporters at an election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York
Trump supporters at an election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York. | AFP-JIJI
An election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York
An election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York. | AFP-JIJI
Supporters of Hillary Clinton father at a bar in Sydney to watch U.S. election results.
Supporters of Hillary Clinton father at a bar in Sydney to watch U.S. election results. | AFP-JIJI
A volunteer in Hong Kong watches live coverage of the U.S elections.
A volunteer in Hong Kong watches live coverage of the U.S. elections. | AFP-JIJI
People watch a television broadcast of the U.S. election in Hong Kong.
People watch a television broadcast of the U.S. election in Hong Kong. | AP
A woman takes a photo with a cutout of Donald Trump at the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.
A woman takes a photo with a cutout of Donald Trump at the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. | AP
A demonstrator holds a sign against Donald Trump at the border crossing between Mexico and Texas.
A demonstrator holds a sign against Donald Trump at the border crossing between Mexico and Texas. | AFP-JIJI
A man reads an edition of Iraqi daily newspaper Azzaman, bearing images of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
A man reads an edition of Iraqi daily newspaper Azzaman, bearing images of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. | AFP-JIJI
Slovenian residents of Melania Trump
Slovenian residents of Melania Trump’s hometown celebrate the election of her husband. | AFP-JIJI
Vietnamese students take photos with a paper replica of Donald Trump.
Vietnamese students take photos with a paper replica of Donald Trump. | AFP-JIJI
South Korean students take photos with a cutout of Hillary Clinton.
South Korean students take photos with a cutout of Hillary Clinton. | AP
Monitors display the yen
Monitors display the yen’s exchange rate against the U.S. dollar at a foreign exchange trading company work in Tokyo. | REUTERS
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy at a viewing event at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Tokyo.
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy at a viewing event at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Tokyo. | AP
Cookies depict Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at an election event at the U.S. Ambassador
Cookies depict Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at an election event at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Tokyo. | AP
The dash for a collector
The dash for a collector’s item in Tokyo. | AFP-JIJI
Viewing event of the U.S. election in Roppongi, Tokyo.
Viewing event of the U.S. election in Roppongi, Tokyo. | SATOKO KAWASAKI
A quick-change artist at an election-viewing event in Roppongi.
A quick-change artist at an election-viewing event in Roppongi. | SATOKO KAWASAKI
Extra edition of The Japan Times, being passed out in Yurakucho, Tokyo
Extra edition of The Japan Times, being passed out in Yurakucho, Tokyo | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Extra edition of The Japan Times, being passed out in Yurakucho, Tokyo.
Extra edition of The Japan Times, being passed out in Yurakucho, Tokyo. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
People gather to protest the election of Republican Donald Trump as the president of the United States in Seattle on Nov. 9.
People gather to protest the election of Republican Donald Trump as the president of the United States in Seattle on Nov. 9. | REUTERS
People gather in protest to the election of Republican Donald Trump as U.S. president in Seattle, Washington.
People gather in protest to the election of Republican Donald Trump as U.S. president in Seattle, Washington. | REUTERS
Abraham Barragan, 18, center, and around 300 other people protest president-elect Donald Trump as they march down Broadway in downtown San Diego on Nov. 9.
Abraham Barragan, 18, center, and around 300 other people protest president-elect Donald Trump as they march down Broadway in downtown San Diego on Nov. 9. | HAYNE PALMOUR IV / SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

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