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Photo Ed: Historic U.S. elections--Voting day arrives
Americans go to the polls today in what is already one of the most historic elections in U.S. history. Here are some photos from Tuesday's voting day. (UPDATED)

 

People wait in line to vote at the Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School, the polling place for the 4th Ward's 23rd Precinct, in Chicago, Illinois Nov. 4, 2008. This is the polling station that Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama will be voting in. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)     

 

Voters stand in line to vote at Marion Strerling Middle School Nov. 4, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio. Voting is underway in the U.S. presidential elections with Sen. Barack Obama leading in the race against the Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain. (J.D. Pooley/Getty Images/AFP)

 

A poll volunteer checks the ID of a voter at Marion Strerling Middle School, Nov. 4, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio. Voting is underway in the U.S. presidential elections with Sen. Barack Obama leading in the race against the Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain.   (J.D. Pooley/Getty Images/AFP)

 

Voters stand in line to vote at Marion Strerling Middle School Nov. 4, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio. Voting is underway in the U.S. presidential elections with Sen. Barack Obama leading in the race against the Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain.   (J.D. Pooley/Getty Images/AFP)

 

A U.S. soldier points at a poster during voting for the U.S. presidential election at the United States military camp Bondsteel, 40 km (25 miles) southeast of the Kosovo's capital Pristina, Nov. 3, 2008. The U.S. has around 1,600 troops serving as part of the NATO peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.  (REUTERS/Hazir Reka) 

 

Dixville Notch residents wait for the stoke of midnight to be the first voters for the nation's presidential election in Dixville Notch, N.H. Tuesday Nov. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

 

 

First voter, Tanner Tillotson, 3rd from left, of Dixville Notch waits to cast his ballot at the nation's presidential election in Dixville Notch, N.H. Tuesday Nov. 4, 2008.  (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

 

The tally for the first voters for the nation's presidential election is posted  in Dixville Notch, N.H. Monday Nov. 3, 2008.  Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama  received 15 votes and Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain had 6 . (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

 

Fiona Cronin, 8, casts her ballot as she takes part in Florida's kids voting program, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2008, in Tallahassee, Fla. When voters arrive to their voting precincts in Florida, there is a private room for their children to cast an unofficial ballot to aid in the children's learning process. AP Photo/Phil Coale

 

People line up to vote at the Albright United Methodist Church November 4, 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona. Voting is underway in the U.S. presidential elections with Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) leading in the polls against the Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

 

 

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