Today, Americans will turn out in unprecedented numbers to elect their next President. Thanks to Flickr users across the country, we can see what the lines look like outside polling places from Manhattan to L.A.
I've re-posted some of them here, with excerpts from their original captions (for those that had them):
California: The lady who was behind me, whose photo I didn't take, was a 1st time voter, she became a citizen last year.
Hyde Park, Chicago (Obama's polling place)
the line to vote at my polling place in Brooklyn, 7:20am
Credit: Mrs. Gemstone
New York City: We got in line around 6:40 and probably voted around 7:20
Credit: Jonathan Harford
Washington, D.C.: pre-7a.m. line behind … and all the way around the block
Los Angeles: Poll line, Sherman Oaks
Plantation, Florida (early voters on October 22)
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