US election: These pictures show the highs of winning and the lows of losing

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Donald Trump has just given his victory speech and everyone is taking to social media to share their delight or disdain for the result of the US election.

However, before they could reach for their phones, photographers were catching their first reactions.

It's one hell of a contrast.

Things started to go a bit wrong for Clinton's supporters early on.

(Matt Rourke/AP)
(Matt Rourke/AP)


Though there were some hopeful moments.

(Steven Senne/AP)
(Steven Senne/AP)


This guy stood out in the sea of Trump supporters' red hats with a great big smile.

Man in red cap smiles (Julie Jacobson/AP)
(Julie Jacobson/AP)

Once victory became clear, these guys were ecstatic.

(John Locher/AP)
(John Locher/AP)

(Evan Vucci/AP)
(Evan Vucci/AP)

Democrat supporters were, in turn, exasperated, upset and angry.

(Seth Wenig/AP)
(Seth Wenig/AP)

(Steven Senne/AP)
(Steven Senne/AP)

(Lathan Goumas/AP)
(Lathan Goumas/AP)

These two men embracing in grief is probably the saddest thing you'll see today.

(David Goldman/AP)
(David Goldman/AP)

The dust is still settling, tears of joy and sorrow drying on the faces of American voters. Hopefully these supporters can find something to bring them together.