Photos show Americans taking to the streets in celebration of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory

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Two women hug in McPherson Square in Washington, DC, on November 7, reacting to news that President-elect Biden won the presidential race. Yegor AleyevTASS via Getty Images
  • On Friday, Insider and Decision Desk HQ projected that President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential race.
  • On Saturday, the AP, along with networks inculding CNN, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, and Fox News, all made the call for Biden’s win.
  • Immediately following the news, people in cities around America – from Atlanta to New York City and DC – flooded the streets, cheered from their balconies, embraced loved ones, and sang patriotic songs.
  • Take a look at how the country reacted.
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After days of waiting for results, on Saturday, people gathered at Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, DC, to celebrate President-elect Joe Biden’s win.

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People in Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, DC, on November 7, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Some gatherers carried American flags. Others carried signs – one read “Trump is over.”


In Biden’s home state, Pennsylvania, people flooded the streets in honour of the president-elect.

Following protests to count every vote, the streets in Philadelphia overflowed with people celebrating Biden’s win.


People held signs at a gathering in Philly on Saturday that reflected a collective spirit of hopefulness.

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People celebrate outside the Philadelphia Convention Centre on November 7. Chris McGrath/Getty Images

In New York City, people took to their balconies, rooftops, fire escapes, and windows to rejoice.

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People in Manhattan’s Alphabet City neighbourhood celebrate media announcing President-elect Joe Biden has won the 2020 presidential election. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Some New Yorkers (literally) danced in the streets on Saturday.

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People at Central Park react in Manhattan on November 7, 2020. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs

In New York City’s Upper West Side neighbourhood, some people gathered on the street to sing “America the Beautiful.”


Many New Yorkers flocked to Times Square and expressed a sense of relief over Biden’s victory.

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New Yorkers gather in Times Square on November 7, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People in Delaware rejoiced at the news of their former senator’s presidential win.

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A woman in Wilmington, Delaware, celebrates on Saturday following news of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images

In the nation’s capital, streets near the White House overflowed with supporters.

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People celebrate on Black Lives Matter plaza across from the White House in Washington, DC, on November 7, 2020. ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images

Tears were shed as Americans celebrated Biden’s win.

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A woman wipes her eyes in McPherson Square in Washington, DC, on November 7. Yegor AleyevTASS via Getty Images

At other celebrations in DC on Saturday, Champagne was flowing in the streets.

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A man sprays Champagne as people celebrate in Washington, DC, on November 7. MICHAEL MCCOY/Reuters

In Chicago, people stepped onto their balconies to bang pots, cheer, and celebrate.


Similar cheers could be heard from the streets of Atlanta.


Supporters of Biden danced in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday. It was a historic year for Georgia, which voted blue in a presidential election for the first time since 1992.

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People celebrate President-elect Joe Biden in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 7. REUTERS/Brandon Bell


In Dallas, Texas, people gathered to chant: “This is what democracy looks like.”

The video was shared by Dallas News staff writer Jesus Jiménez on Saturday afternoon.


Draped with American flags, people in Delaware cheered on Biden’s victory.

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A woman celebrates Biden’s win outside the Chase Centre in Wilmington, Delaware. ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images

Supporters of Biden also gathered in Detroit, Michigan, where one person’s sign was a nod to President Trump’s “The Apprentice” tagline.

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People celebrate Biden’s win in Detroit, Michigan, on November 7. JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images

Another sign held by people in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, referenced President Trump being “fired.”

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People gather in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in support of Biden on November 7. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

In Los Angeles, people used pots and kitchen utensils to make noise on the streets in support of Biden.

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Two people in Los Angeles bang pans to rejoice in honour of Biden’s victory on November 7. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images

“Hope” encapsulated the spirit in many cities around America on Saturday.


In Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighbourhood, cars, trucks, and vans honked nonstop as drivers waved and shouted from the windows in support of Biden.

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People honked their car corns in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighbourhood on November 7 following news of Biden’s presidential victory. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

Some Brooklynites cheered as a USPS truck drove down the street.


As other parts of the US wake up to news of Biden’s win, celebrations are likely to continue around the nation.

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People celebrate at Times Square in New York on November 7, 2020. KENA BETANCUR/Afp/AFP/Getty Images