The Ecstasy, the Agony: Reactions to Election 2012

Revelry and misery at bars, watch parties and rallies across the country.

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As election results poured in, even casual observers couldn't help but get swept up in the emotion of the 2012 presidential race. But the revelry or misery at bars and watch parties was nothing compared to the feelings from the true believers at events hosted by Republicans and Democrats across the country.

Below, reaction shots as the news poured in. And if you can't get enough, our colleague over at The Atlantic has pulled together many more photos.

Republican supporters watch the results of the U.S. presidential election during a Republican Party election night event in Phoenix, Arizona. (Joshua Lott/Reuters)
A supporter of U.S. President Obama celebrates during his election night victory rally in Chicago. (Larry Downing/Reuters)
A Republican supporter poses at a Republican Party election night event during the U.S. presidential election in Phoenix, Arizona. (Joshua Lott/Reuters)
Attendees celebrate during U.S. President Barack Obama's election night rally in Chicago. (Philip Andrews/Reuters)



Republican supporters watch the results of the U.S. presidential election during a Republican Party election night event. (Joshua Lott/Reuters)

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  • Amanda Erickson is a former senior associate editor at CityLab.