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We Won!!!!!!

By handlerstudio  
Saturday was one of those days that probably no one in this country will ever forget. I was about to head down to Center City Philadelphia on my bike for a rally that was originally planned to protect the counting of the vote...or early protection in case 45 attempts a coup from the inside.....and instead, minutes before I was about to head down, watching returns on TV with my step-son, who has been working for the Biden campaign since early March (lately 67 hours a week....as a union guy, IBEW, that is a lot of overtime), Biden was declared the winner. When I got to Center City (about 8 miles from Germantown where I live), horns were honking, people were cheering, waving, fists in the air, biked past City Hall, and crowds gathered....rode down to Independence Mall for the Rally--music playing, joyous speeches. The whole city, people had poured out into the streets, gathering, cheering. It felt like the images I have seen (not having been alive then) of the end of the Second World War, the defeat of fascism, and crowds pouring into the streets with joy. When I saw the news on TV, I knew I needed to be around people. The difference....and this is sobering, is that 70,000,000 people are not so happy. They are, many them, following the lead, the delusions, the lies, from the Leader...that he won and it was stolen from him. He is the one who called John McCain a loser for being a POW for 5 years during the Vietnam War (or American War, depending on how you are looking at it), and that soldiers who get injured or killed are losers......being a loser is about as bad as it can get.....and guess who is the loser now?

The partying, the feel of ecstasy, lasted all day, into today. The problems are all still there....but 45 will be gone. At least gone from the White House. Unfortunately, not gone...but he will not speak as president.

And here in Philadelphia, where Biden had a plurality of close to naf a million votes, we knew that we were responsible. In Philly and PA for delivering the victory. As he said.....bad things happen in Philadelphia.

So, a collection of images from yesterday, on my iPhone. The last ones, taken close to home during the Golden Hour, seemed a fitting end to this set.

Still smiling.

And, I would like to gratefully than Arne (Saastad) for his honored UA for my fungi images on Saturday...and everyone else for your looks...and comments.

Peter

Tags: Photo journalism Rally Celebration Philadelphia Elections Joe Biden Kamela Harris

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Comments


Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
9 Nov 2020 4:53AM
Congratulations!
Fine set Peter!

Arne Smile
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2020 6:33AM
Excellent set and write up, Peter.
Alfie
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
9 Nov 2020 7:38AM
And I think most of the world is still celebrating with you, Peter.

Of course (as a certain type of character loves to point out), there must be losers. And, in this case, there's a loser who needs that title to stick to him for life. But there are so many winners!

Not over, I know. But the dawn is breaking.
What a relief. The world is now a better place
Rae
9 Nov 2020 8:55AM
Super set Peter,
Fred.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
9 Nov 2020 9:11AM
Great set... have never quite understood the American fervour for elections, but each to their own 😁
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2020 10:09AM
A great set Peter and congrats SmileSmileSmileSmile

Cliff
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2020 10:48AM
And now the hard work starts Peter.

Peter
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4263 Canada
9 Nov 2020 12:32PM
Much of the world is smiling with you.
9 Nov 2020 12:36PM
Great series and congratulations perhaps some sanity will return to American politics, we could do with some here in the UK, I think there are millions of people around the world breathing a huge sigh of relief. Thanks for the series and good luck.
Sylvia
9 Nov 2020 6:54PM
Great documentary set Peter, lovely images of joy.

LorySmile
9 Nov 2020 7:01PM
Wonderful images and a very interesting narrative, Peter.
I guess Trump's post election reactions and comments are just about par for the course!!

RichardSmile
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
9 Nov 2020 8:17PM
Thanks to Europe, Canada, Australia and so many other for your support and cheers----- Now the hard work recovering has begun---!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2020 9:18PM
Congratulations !! A very good reportage set Peter !!
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 784 England
9 Nov 2020 9:39PM
Good set Peter, a historic moment.
As Jenn says, the hard work starts now.
richmowil Plus
12 449 2 England
9 Nov 2020 11:59PM
History in the making Peter and you have recorded your moment! Good set.
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
10 Nov 2020 1:52AM
Wonderful news it is indeed Peter !!!! Great reportageSmileSmile
Ian😎
10 Nov 2020 1:56AM
I am very happy for you Peter and your fellow Americans ....at least in western democracies we can vote bulling ,racist tyrants out of office . Other countries are not so lucky. Glad you were out on your bike to catch everyone celebrating ...and the golden hour shots were the icing on the cake to end a perfect day .
Best regards
Walt
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
12 Nov 2020 8:38AM
great news WinkWinkWinkWink

all the best

ollie

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