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Scotland votes

Updated 1442 GMT (2242 HKT) September 19, 2014
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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. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
A supporter of an independent Scotland cries as referendum results are announced September 19 in Edinburgh. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
A discarded "Yes" sticker lies on cobblestones along Edinburgh's Royal Mile on September 19. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
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. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
Dejected independence supporters make their way home in Edinburgh on September 19. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Ballots cast against Scottish independence get stacked on a table as votes are counted in Edinburgh on September 19. David Cheskin/AP
Ballot boxes are opened as counting begins Thursday, September 18, in Aberdeen, Scotland. Scott Heppell/AP
Ballot counting was tiring for staffers working through the night at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh. Andrew Milligan/PA/AP
Ballot papers are counted in Aberdeen after the polls closed on September 18. BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
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. Scott Heppell/AP
Campaigners on both sides of Scotland's independence referendum stand outside a polling station in Edinburgh on September 18. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
A man walks to a polling station to cast his vote in Ballater, Scotland, on September 18. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
Campaigners stand outside a polling station in Edinburgh on September 18. Matt Dunham/AP
People wait to cast ballots inside a polling station in Edinburgh on September 18. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
A voter arrives at a polling place September 18 in Edinburgh. David Cheskin/AP
A pro-union campaigner distributes leaflets at a polling station in Glasgow on September 18. Ian MacNicol/AFP/Getty Images
Salmond talks with supporters September 18 in Turriff, Scotland. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
A dog wearing a pro-independence bandana walks down a street September 18 in Glasgow. Ian MacNicol/AFP/Getty Images
Darling, second from left, stands with his wife, Maggie, outside a polling station in Edinburgh on September 18. Stefan Rosseau/PA/AP
Salmond chats with reporters after casting his vote September 18 in Strichen, Scotland. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
A pro-independence campaigner displays his message September 18 in Strichen. Scott Heppell/AP
Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown talks to pro-union campaigners outside a polling station in Queensferry, Scotland, on September 18. Andrew Milligan/PA/AP
A young voter leaves a polling station September 18 in Edinburgh. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Campaigners on both sides of the issue stand outside a polling station in Edinburgh on September 18. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images