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In pictures: World reacts to Biden-Harris win after tense wait

Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States, and Kamala Harris his vice president.

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A screen in Shinjuku shopping district in Tokyo shows a broadcast of president-elect Joe Biden speaking on Sunday (Kiichiro Sato/AP)

A screen in Shinjuku shopping district in Tokyo shows a broadcast of president-elect Joe Biden speaking on Sunday (Kiichiro Sato/AP)

A screen in Shinjuku shopping district in Tokyo shows a broadcast of president-elect Joe Biden speaking on Sunday (Kiichiro Sato/AP)

The announcement that Joe Biden had won the US presidential election on Saturday produced a burst of excitement around the world.

The election was followed closely beyond the US and the final decision made front page headlines globally.

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Marianne Hoenow from Connecticut in the US waves an American flag outside Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate after news of Mr Biden’s win (Markus Schreiber/AP)

Marianne Hoenow from Connecticut in the US waves an American flag outside Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate after news of Mr Biden’s win (Markus Schreiber/AP)

Marianne Hoenow from Connecticut in the US waves an American flag outside Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate after news of Mr Biden’s win (Markus Schreiber/AP)

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Catherine Hallahan waits for the celebrations to start in Ballina, in the North West of Ireland, the ancestral home of the president-elect (Peter Morrison/AP)

Catherine Hallahan waits for the celebrations to start in Ballina, in the North West of Ireland, the ancestral home of the president-elect (Peter Morrison/AP)

Catherine Hallahan waits for the celebrations to start in Ballina, in the North West of Ireland, the ancestral home of the president-elect (Peter Morrison/AP)

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A passer-by takes a selfie with a newspaper reporting on Mr Biden’s victory in Tokyo (Eugene Hoshiko/AP)

A passer-by takes a selfie with a newspaper reporting on Mr Biden’s victory in Tokyo (Eugene Hoshiko/AP)

A passer-by takes a selfie with a newspaper reporting on Mr Biden’s victory in Tokyo (Eugene Hoshiko/AP)

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A man holds a placard of Kamala Harris during celebrations for her victory in Painganadu, near Thulasendrapuram, the hometown of Ms Harris’s maternal grandfather in India (Aijaz Rahi/AP)

A man holds a placard of Kamala Harris during celebrations for her victory in Painganadu, near Thulasendrapuram, the hometown of Ms Harris’s maternal grandfather in India (Aijaz Rahi/AP)

A man holds a placard of Kamala Harris during celebrations for her victory in Painganadu, near Thulasendrapuram, the hometown of Ms Harris’s maternal grandfather in India (Aijaz Rahi/AP)

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A man wearing a face mask crosses a road in Pamplona, northern Spain, carrying a newspaper reporting on Mr Biden’s election win (Alvaro Barrientos/AP)

A man wearing a face mask crosses a road in Pamplona, northern Spain, carrying a newspaper reporting on Mr Biden’s election win (Alvaro Barrientos/AP)

A man wearing a face mask crosses a road in Pamplona, northern Spain, carrying a newspaper reporting on Mr Biden’s election win (Alvaro Barrientos/AP)

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A recruiting company in Croatia puts up billboards in Zagreb with the slogan Got Fired? and a picture of Mr Trump with a box in his hand labelled Oval Office stuff (Darko Bandic/AP)

A recruiting company in Croatia puts up billboards in Zagreb with the slogan Got Fired? and a picture of Mr Trump with a box in his hand labelled Oval Office stuff (Darko Bandic/AP)

A recruiting company in Croatia puts up billboards in Zagreb with the slogan Got Fired? and a picture of Mr Trump with a box in his hand labelled Oval Office stuff (Darko Bandic/AP)

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A man reads a newspaper reacting to the news of Mr Biden’s victory in Lagos, Nigeria (Sunday Alamba/AP)

A man reads a newspaper reacting to the news of Mr Biden’s victory in Lagos, Nigeria (Sunday Alamba/AP)

A man reads a newspaper reacting to the news of Mr Biden’s victory in Lagos, Nigeria (Sunday Alamba/AP)

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A man reads newspaper headlines on a street in Harare in Zimbabwe (Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP)

A man reads newspaper headlines on a street in Harare in Zimbabwe (Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP)

A man reads newspaper headlines on a street in Harare in Zimbabwe (Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP)

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TV screens show Mr Biden during a news programme at Yongsan Electronic store in Seoul, South Korea (Ahn Young-joon/AP)

TV screens show Mr Biden during a news programme at Yongsan Electronic store in Seoul, South Korea (Ahn Young-joon/AP)

TV screens show Mr Biden during a news programme at Yongsan Electronic store in Seoul, South Korea (Ahn Young-joon/AP)

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Vendor Angelo Gallicchio shows newspapers reporting Mr Biden’s win in his kiosk in central Rome (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

Vendor Angelo Gallicchio shows newspapers reporting Mr Biden’s win in his kiosk in central Rome (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

Vendor Angelo Gallicchio shows newspapers reporting Mr Biden’s win in his kiosk in central Rome (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

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A man carries food past photos of Mr Biden on display at a Beijing restaurant the president-elect visited as vice president in 2011 (Andy Wong/AP)

A man carries food past photos of Mr Biden on display at a Beijing restaurant the president-elect visited as vice president in 2011 (Andy Wong/AP)

A man carries food past photos of Mr Biden on display at a Beijing restaurant the president-elect visited as vice president in 2011 (Andy Wong/AP)

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