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U.K. Out: Brexit Vote Met With Cheers and Shock
U.K. voters have backed quitting the European Union in a historic referendum.
Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), makes a statement in London on June 24 after Britain voted to leave the European Union.
The result triggered the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and put the EU into uncharted territory with far-reaching implications. It also sent the value of the British pound into free fall, triggering shockwaves across global financial markets Friday.
Supporters of the 'Stronger In' Campaign react as results of the EU referendum are announced at a results party at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
While the "Leave" campaign won the referendum with 51.9 percent of the vote, young people — the ones who will likely grapple with the decision for decades — overwhelmingly wanted to remain part of the EU.
A worker counts ballots after polling stations closed in Islington, London, on June 23.
Storyline: Brexit Referendum