Dance parties and champagne: celebrating election’s end

Dance parties and champagne: celebrating election’s end
Amanda Madden sprays champagne as people celebrate at Black Lives Matter Plaza after CNN called the race in favor of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden over Pres. Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Washington. His victory came after more than three days of uncertainty as election officials sorted through a surge of mail-in votes that delayed the processing of some ballots. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (Source: Alex Brandon)

(AP) - Just after The Associated Press and other news organizations declared that former Vice President Joe Biden beat President Donald Trump, fireworks erupted in Atlanta.

In Maine, a band playing at a farmers' market broke into the Battle Hymn of the Republic.

Traffic came to a standstill in some parts of Brooklyn, as drivers stopped to get out to celebrate in the street.

Neighbors ran out of their homes in Manhattan and assembled into an unplanned street party, high-fiving strangers.

In Louisville, Kentucky, people gathered on their lawns to toast with champagne.

A woman driving by laid on her car horn, pumping her fist out the window.

In Harlem, they danced in the streets, banged cowbells and honked their car horns.

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