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The US election as seen on Instagram [Photos]

America and the rest of the world can now begin the slow path to recovery after Tuesday night’s election which saw President Barack Obama get re-elected as the 44th president of the United States. The president’s victory tweet saw a record-breaking personal retweet number on Twitter with 378 633 retweets.

According to Twitter, “With 20-million tweets, Election Day just became the most tweeted about event in US political history.”

On popular photo-based social network, Instagram, hashtags such as #4MoreYears, #uselection and #obama were also popular.

Following the president’s victory tweet and email we though we would give our pick of some of the best photos to come out of this year’s elections.

Times Square by Lexy Pierce

I voted by Traedawg

Empire State Building Jaajaa Oraya

Son and mother after voting in Menlo Park by Azandona

Gainesville Florida by Hvherrero

A view of the celebrations in Chicago by Andrew Jenks

Swing State Ohio by Rebelams

What legalising marijuana looks like (Colorado) by Beryl Coulter

Author | Mich Atagana

Mich Atagana
Mich started out life wanting to be a theoretical physicist but soon realized that mathematics was required. So, she promptly let go of that dream. She then decided that law might be the best place for her talents, but with too many litigation classes missed in favour of feminist... More

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