Scotland votes – People opposed to Scottish independence celebrate the final results of a historic referendum Friday, September 19, in Edinburgh, Scotland. A majority of voters -- 55% to 45% -- rejected the possibility of Scotland breaking away from the United Kingdom and becoming an independent nation.
Scotland votes – A supporter of an independent Scotland cries as referendum results are announced September 19 in Edinburgh.
Scotland votes – A discarded "Yes" sticker lies on cobblestones along Edinburgh's Royal Mile on September 19.
Scotland votes – Alistair Darling, leader of the pro-union "Better Together" campaign, addresses supporters in Glasgow, Scotland, after the announcement of the referendum's final results September 19.
Scotland votes – Dejected independence supporters make their way home in Edinburgh on September 19.
Scotland votes – Ballots cast against Scottish independence get stacked on a table as votes are counted in Edinburgh on September 19.
Scotland votes – Ballot boxes are opened as counting begins Thursday, September 18, in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Scotland votes – Ballot counting was tiring for staffers working through the night at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh.
Scotland votes – Ballot papers are counted in Aberdeen after the polls closed on September 18.
Scotland votes – Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond passes an pro-union campaigner in Ellon, Scotland, on September 18. Salmond, leader of the independence movement, later accepted defeat and urged supporters to do the same.