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Election 2017: Images of the morning after

Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street Image copyright AFP
Image caption Mrs May leaves 10 Downing Street to meet the Queen. The election ended in a hung parliament, where no party has the 326 seats needed for an overall majority in the House of Commons.
Democratic Unionist Party leader, and former Northern Ireland First Minister, Arlene Foster, reacts as she arrives at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland Image copyright AFP
Image caption Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster enters the Stormont Hotel in Belfast. Mrs May has said she will form a government with the support of the DUP that can provide "certainty" for the future.
A man uses a mobile phone to photograph Nicola Sturgeon Image copyright AFP
Image caption Leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon said despite her party winning in Scotland, its loss of 21 seats was "bitterly disappointing".
Theresa May arrives at Buckingham Palace to meet Queen Elizabeth II Image copyright AFP
Image caption Mrs May visited Buckingham Palace at 12:30 for her audience with the Queen. She has proposed governing with help from 10 Democratic Unionist Party MPs.
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn arrives at Labour Headquarters Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Jeremy Corbyn arrives at Labour Headquarters. The party has picked up seats while the Tories have lost seats. The SNP are down by 21, losing seats to the Tories, Labour and Lib Dems in a setback for Nicola Sturgeon.
Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, addresses the media at his party HQ in London Image copyright AFP
Image caption Tim Farron addressed the media at Liberal Democrat party HQ in London after the party won 12 seats. He said Mrs May "should be ashamed" and should resign "if she has an ounce of self respect".
A street sweeper cleans the street outside 10 Downing Street Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption A street sweeper cleans the doorstep of 10 Downing Street. In this election, voter turnout was 68.7% - the highest since 1997.
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall speaks during a press conference at Boston West Golf Club where he announced that he is standing down as party leader. Image copyright PA
Image caption UKIP's Paul Nuttall has stood down as leader of the party after it failed to win any seats. He said it was clear "UKIP requires a new focus and new ideas" but was confident it had a "great future".
A man takes a selfie with the protester wearing a Theresa May mask the day after Britain's election Image copyright Reuters
Image caption A man takes a selfie in Westminster with someone in a Theresa May mask.
Palmerston, the Foreign Office cat, investigates media cameras in front of 10 Downing Street Image copyright AFP
Image caption Palmerston, the Foreign Office cat, investigates media cameras outside 10 Downing Street.
Traders work on the trading floor of ETX Capital in London as markets open the day after Britain held a general election Image copyright AFP
Image caption Traders at ETX Capital in London were at work as markets opened. The pound fell sharply overnight and as trading opened it slipped further, standing 2% lower at about $1.27, with markets worried about continued political uncertainty. Against the euro, the pound was down 1.7% at 1.1350.
Radio Journalists outside Downing Street Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption From early in the morning, radio journalists gathered outside 10 Downing Street waiting for Mrs May to appear. The Conservatives won a 42.4% share of the vote, with Labour taking 40%, the Lib Dems 7.4%, SNP 3%, UKIP 1.8% and the Greens 1.6%.

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