Election Day in pictures

A slideshow of the Dems' big night

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    (Twitter via @EricOntheHill)

    Election Day in pictures

    Most media outlets began their coverage early. Above, the set of "Morning Joe," taken by Democratic Convention Deputy Press Secretary Eric Ortega.

    (Twitter via @RalphGilles)

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    Chrysler gave its 55,000 employees the day off to vote, as executive Ralph Gilles tweeted.

    AP/Charles Dharapak

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    Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan continued campaigning on Election Day and made an unscheduled stop at a Wendy's in Ohio.

    (Twitter via @ebla614)

    Election Day in pictures

    Above, a meme-like image of President Obama, who took Election Day off to play basketball. His team won.

    (Twitter via @JoeBiden)

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    Vice President Joe Biden cast his vote at a polling site in Delaware. President Barack Obama voted early, the first incumbent president to do so.

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    ABC anchor Diane Sawyer became an unintentional highlight of last night's election coverage.

    (Twitter via @davesurber)

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    The Empire State Building is lit up in red, white and blue.

    AP/Ross D. Franklin

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    Arizona Democrats celebrate as President Barack Obama is declared the winner of the presidential race at a Democratic Party gathering, in Tucson, Ariz.

    (Twitter via @BarackObama)

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    The president's campaign staff account tweeted this picture to its Twitter followers with the caption, "Four more years."

    (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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    President Barack Obama, joined by his wife, Michelle, Vice President Joe Biden and his spouse, Jill, acknowledge applause after Obama delivered his victory speech.

    (AP/Rick Wilking, Pool)

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    Mitt Romney, arrives at his concession speech.

    (Twitter via @9gagtweets)

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    An image that continues the theme of Shepard Fairey's iconic "Hope" poster.

    (Twitter via @theFix)

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    The front page of the Washington Post this morning.

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Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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