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#USElection2016 - the best Twitter reactions to Trump's win

The world reacts with cheers, tears and gallows humour, sharing last-minute travel deals to JK Rowling's solemn thoughts

As Donald Trump was elected 45th president of the United States in one of the most extraordinary elections in the country's history, some reacted with delight, others with shock, another group with despair - and some just had to joke it out.

There was nowhere better than Twitter to keep track of the mixed emotions. Here are some best tweets so far.

The official account for Charlie Brooker's dystopian drama series Black Mirror noted that truth was stranger than fiction:

Meanwhile, the UK, still recovering from Brexit shock, offered a helping hand:

Royal Jordanian airways saw the lighter side, as well as a business opportunity:

Meanwhile, others joked about the absurdity of voter choices:

Singer Lily Allen and Captain America star Chris Evans were shocked: 

Harry Potter author JK Rowling offered a message of resilience in the face of disappointment:

There were celebrations from David Duke, the former imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan:

As well as UK journalist Piers Morgan:

For many Americans, however, the next step was clear - time to head for the exit:

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