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PHOTOS: Surprise, anguish and celebration as the world watched Trump win the US presidency

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A woman photographs herself with a cardboard figure of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Berlin, Germany, November 8, 2016. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

A woman photographs herself with a cardboard figure of US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday night.

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Axel Schmidt/Reuters

It's official, Donald Trump won the election for president of the United States. For many watching the election, emotions ranging from heartbreak to exuberence were plain to see.

But, reaction to Trump's election victory over Hillary Clinton did not stop at our borders. Election watching parties were held all over the world Tuesday and while they might not be directly impacted, the election held a lot of meaning.

Here is a collection of photos offering a glance at global reactions from election night.

London, England

People react to the television coverage of US presidential election results during an election party at the US embassy in London.

People react to the television coverage of US presidential election results during an election party at the US embassy in London.

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Hannah McKay/Reuters

San Salvador, El Salvador

A woman participates in an election night viewing party in San Salvador, El Salvador.

A woman participates in an election night viewing party in San Salvador, El Salvador.

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Jose Cabezas/Reuters

Sydney, Australia

A guest at an event called the US Presidential Election Watch reaches for a badge from out of a hat displaying photographs of Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, in Sydney.

A guest at an event called the US Presidential Election Watch reaches for a badge from out of a hat displaying photographs of Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, in Sydney.

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David Gray/Reuters

Frankfurt, Germany

A trader at the stock exchange reacts to the US election in Frankfurt.

A trader at the stock exchange reacts to the US election in Frankfurt.

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Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Moscow, Russia

Head of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky celebrates Donald Trump's election as president by drinking sparkling wine with other party members in Moscow.

Head of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky celebrates Donald Trump's election as president by drinking sparkling wine with other party members in Moscow.

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Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Tel Aviv, Israel

Attendees at a US presidential election night event at the US Embassy in Tel Aviv.

Attendees at a US presidential election night event at the US Embassy in Tel Aviv.

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Baz Ratner/Reuters

Marrakesh, Morocco

Youth supporters of Hillary Clinton mourn the election of Donald Trump during the World Climate Change Conference 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco.

Youth supporters of Hillary Clinton mourn the election of Donald Trump during the World Climate Change Conference 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco.

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Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

Sevenica, Slovenia

A man carrying the US flag is seen in front of Melania Trump parents' house during the election in Melania Trump's hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia.

A man carrying the US flag is seen in front of Melania Trump parents' house during the election in Melania Trump's hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia.

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Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters

Delhi, India

Members of Hindu Sena, a right-wing Hindu group, celebrate Donald Trump's victory in the US election, in New Delhi.

Members of Hindu Sena, a right-wing Hindu group, celebrate Donald Trump's victory in the US election, in New Delhi.

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Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Doha, Qatar

A trader uses his smartphone to follow news of the US presidential elections as he monitors a screen displaying stock information at Qatar Stock Exchange in Doha.

A trader uses his smartphone to follow news of the US presidential elections as he monitors a screen displaying stock information at Qatar Stock Exchange in Doha.

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Naseem Zeitoon/Reuters

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