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In pictures: UK votes to leave EU

The UK has voted to leave the European Union, prompting David Cameron to announce he is to step down as prime minister. Here we look at the reaction to the historic vote.

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Image caption Speaking outside Number 10, David Cameron - accompanied by his wife Samantha - said the will of the British people must be respected and announced that he would step down as prime minister. He said there should be a new PM in place by the start of the Conservative Party conference in October.
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Image caption At exactly 06:00 BST it was confirmed that the UK had voted to leave the European Union.
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Image caption The referendum turnout was 71.8% - with more than 30 million people voting - the highest turnout at a UK-wide vote since 1992.
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Image caption UKIP leader Nigel Farage hailed it as the UK's "independence day".
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Image caption The London stock market plunged in the wake of the vote. In the opening minutes of trade, the FTSE 100 index fell more than 8% before regaining some ground by mid-morning.
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Image caption Immediately after Mr Cameron's statement, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was asked by BBC 5 live how he would pay tribute to the prime minister. "I think the way he handled the Bloody Sunday inquiry and the way he handled the apology... I would praise him for that," he said.
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Image caption Pro-Leave Conservative Boris Johnson also paid tribute to Mr Cameron but said the electorate "has searched in their hearts and answered as honestly as they can" - and they've decided to take back control.
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Image caption Earlier a large crowd had gathered outside Mr Johnson's London home. Journalists had attempted to ask him questions but were drowned out by a sea of boos.
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Image caption European Council President Donald Tusk, European Parliament President Martin Schulz, EU Council President Mark Rutte and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (pictured) issued a joint statement saying: "We now expect the United Kingdom government to give effect to this decision of the British people as soon as possible, however painful that process may be. Any delay would unnecessarily prolong uncertainty.
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Image caption Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was "absolutely determined" to keep Scotland in the EU so a second Scottish independence referendum was now "highly likely".