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Joy and despair

There was joy and despair in Scotland in the early hours of Friday morning as a referendum on independence swung in favor of the No vote.

Results of the votes from around the country have shown resounding support for Scotland to stay part of the United Kingdom, with the No camp gaining 55.4 percent of the vote, against 44.6 percent in favor of independence. Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond has conceded defeat.

Pro-Union supporters celebrated following the announcement of referendum polling results during a 'Better Together' event in Glasgow, Scotland after all but one result from the historic referendum was declared.

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