After months of difficult campaigning, and days of waiting for the election results to be counted, Democrat Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States. People in cities across the U.S. hit the streets to celebrate, honking horns, hugging, and gathering in squares.

Updated at 6:25 p.m. ET with eight additional photos.

1. Biden supporter Mandy McHale cheers as she hears Joe Biden is the president-elect while sitting outside his Election Night event site in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7, 2020.
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2. People celebrate on Black Lives Matter Plaza across from the White House in Washington, D.C., on November 7, 2020, after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
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3. A cab driver raises his fist as people celebrate media announcements that Democrat Joe Biden has won the 2020 U.S. presidential election on Union Square in Manhattan, on November 7, 2020.
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4. Women celebrate after media announced that Joe Biden won the 2020 U.S. presidential election, in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 7, 2020.
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5. People celebrate on Black Lives Matter Plaza across from the White House in Washington, D.C., on November 7, 2020, after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
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6. Janice Jamison reacts after hearing the announcement by CNN that former Vice President Joe Biden had defeated President Donald Trump in the presidential election, on November 7, 2020, at McPherson Square in Washington, D.C.
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7. People celebrate the media announcement that Joe Biden has won the 2020 U.S. presidential election in the Alphabet City neighborhood of Manhattan, on November 7, 2020.
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8. People celebrate at Times Square in New York after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election on November 7, 2020.
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9. People gathered in Black Lives Matter Plaza react to the presidential race being called by media outlets on November 7, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
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10. People celebrate outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center after Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become 46th president of the United States, on November 7, 2020, in Philadelphia.
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11. People react as media announce that Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden has won the 2020 election, on Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C.
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12. Yei Boayue, a Biden supporter, celebrates after hearing several news outlets had projected Joe Biden having enough electoral votes to become the 46th president of the U.S. outside the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7, 2020.
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13. People in Central Park react after the media announcement that Joe Biden had won the 2020 U.S. Presidential election, in Manhattan, on November 7, 2020.
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14. Supporters of President-elect Joe Biden wave signs and flags at the entrance to Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, on November 7, 2020. Trump was at the facility at the time.
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15. Amanda Madden sprays champagne as people celebrate on Black Lives Matter Plaza on November 7, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
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16. People gather at Black Lives Matter Plaza to celebrate former Vice President Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump on November 7, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
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17. Joe Biden supporters hug near the site of his planned election-victory celebration in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7, 2020.
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18. People react as Joe Biden is declared the winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 7, 2020.
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19. People react as media announce that Joe Biden had won the 2020 U.S. presidential election, in Times Square on November 7, 2020.
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20. People in Central Park react after the announcement that Democrat Joe Biden had won the 2020 U.S. presidential election, on November 7, 2020.
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21. Hundreds people gather in San Francisco's Castro District to celebrate the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on November 7, 2020.
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22. Shaqualla Johnson, holding bullhorn, jumps during a march celebrating the election of Joe Biden as president in Detroit, on November 7, 2020.
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23. People celebrate in Boston on November 7, 2020.
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24. People celebrate outside Vaughan's Lounge in the Bywater section of New Orleans, on November 7, 2020, after news outlets called the presidential election in favor of Joe Biden.
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25. A supporter of President-elect Joe Biden celebrates while riding his bike outside Trump Tower on November 7, 2020, in Chicago.
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26. Supporters of the Democratic party celebrate in Miami on November 7, 2020.
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27. People march as they celebrate media announcing that Joe Biden had won the 2020 U.S. presidential election in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on November 7, 2020.
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28. Demonstrators march to advocate for protecting the voting results after Joe Biden was announced as the winner over Donald Trump, in Los Angeles on November 7, 2020.
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