BBC News website readers around the world have been sending us their photos of US election night parties. Here, friends of Colleen Hussein Lin gathered in Dallas to analyse the news.
Barack Obama supporters in South Africa - wearing their supportive t-shirts - gathered together in Cape Town at an all night election party. Photo: Emily Jamieson.
In Chengdu, China, patrons of the Shamrocks Bar wait for the results to come through. Photo: Amanda Boyd
While in America, Obama supporters begin to celebrate in front of the White House after hearing the news. Photo: David Parody.
Wendy wanted to stay awake to see the results of the election, but just couldn't keep her eyes open, so her mum Lynn wrote her a note. Photo: Lynn Finn.
An election night pumpkin captures the thoughts of Kevan Bard in Wisconsin. Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. See right-hand side for terms and conditions.