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Devastation, tears and dread as Trump elected US president

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: A woman reacts to the voting results at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 9, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

The mood in various parts of America was bleak as results of the US presidential election rolled in, showing Republican Donald Trump ascending to the White House in a surprise upset as the 45th President of the United States.

Shock, disappointment, fear and anxiety were palpable as supporters of Hillary Clinton watched Trump extend a triumphant lead over the Democratic candidate after a bitter and prolonged campaign marred with venom, bigotry, and scandal.

A woman reacts to the voting results at Hillary Clinton’s election night event.—AFP
A group of women react as voting results come in at Hillary Clinton's election night event.—AFP
A group of women react as voting results come in at Hillary Clinton’s election night event.—AFP
Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reacts to early results.—AFP
Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reacts to early results.—AFP
People watch elections returns during election night at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.—AFP
People watch elections returns during election night at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.—AFP
Supporters of Hillary Clinton react at her election night rally in Manhattan, New York.—Reuters
Supporters of Hillary Clinton react at her election night rally in Manhattan, New York.—Reuters
Supporters of Hillary Clinton react as they watch live coverage of the US elections.—AFP
Supporters of Hillary Clinton react as they watch live coverage of the US elections.—AFP
Supporters for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump react as early results come in.— AP
Supporters for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump react as early results come in.— AP
A supporter of Hillary Clinton reacts as elections returns are reported during election night.—AFP
A supporter of Hillary Clinton reacts as elections returns are reported during election night.—AFP
People watch Election Day results on a large screen during a gathering at Rockefeller Center, in New York.—AP
People watch Election Day results on a large screen during a gathering at Rockefeller Center, in New York.—AP
Attendees celebrate election returns during a Republican watch party in Dallas, Texas.— AFP
Attendees celebrate election returns during a Republican watch party in Dallas, Texas.— AFP
Two men watch voting results at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event.—AFP
Two men watch voting results at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s election night event.—AFP
Supporters of Donald Trump celebrate the results from Ohio and Florida at his election night rally in Manhattan.—Reuters
Supporters of Donald Trump celebrate the results from Ohio and Florida at his election night rally in Manhattan.—Reuters
Trump supporters react as Fox News predicts Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will carry Florida.—AP)
Trump supporters react as Fox News predicts Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will carry Florida.—AP)
Supporters of Hillary Clinton react to early poll results during election night —AFP
Supporters of Hillary Clinton react to early poll results during election night —AFP
Supporters of Donald Trump celebrate after the networks called their candidate's victory in the state of North Carolina.— Reuters
Supporters of Donald Trump celebrate after the networks called their candidate’s victory in the state of North Carolina.— Reuters
People cheer at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's election night event in New York City. —AFP
People cheer at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s election night event in New York City. —AFP
Supporters of Hillary Clinton react at her election night rally in Manhattan, New York.—Reuters
Supporters of Hillary Clinton react at her election night rally in Manhattan, New York.—Reuters
Supporters of Hillary Clinton react at her election night rally in Manhattan.—Reuters
Supporters of Hillary Clinton react at her election night rally in Manhattan.—Reuters
A supporter of Hillary Clinton reacts as she watches live coverage of the US elections.—AFP
A supporter of Hillary Clinton reacts as she watches live coverage of the US elections.—AFP
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