Boris Tadic has won a narrow victory in Serbia's presidential election. As the news was announced, his supporters took to the streets to celebrate.
Belgrade's streets were quickly filled with a cacophony of brass bands, fireworks and car-horns, as Tadic supporters waved Serbian, EU and Democratic Party flags in celebration.
Mr Tadic's victory indicates that Serbians want closer ties with the West instead of getting closer to Russia, as was advocated by his ultra-nationalist challenger, Timoslav Nikolic.
Turnout in the vote was the highest since former leader Slobodan Milosevic was defeated in 2000.
In his victory speech, Mr Tadic, seen here casting his vote earlier in the day, said Serbia had shown its "great democratic potential".
Mr Nikolic, seen here voting with his wife Dragica, conceded defeat but warned Europe should not "blackmail" Serbia.
Both candidates were unified in their opposition of independence for Kosovo, which is nonetheless expected to be declared within weeks.
The election was seen as a referendum on how Serbia should deal with the West after the expected loss of the breakaway province.