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Inspiring photos show pure joy after Australia votes for same-sex marriage

By Johnny Lieu


Image: Don Arnold/Getty Images

Love is truly in the air.

Australia’s overwhelming yes vote in its marriage equality postal survey was announced on Wednesday morning, and nervous supporters gathered around the country to hear the result.

In Melbourne, they gathered in front of the State Library of Victoria. In Sydney, upbeat music blared through Prince Alfred Park at a party full of believers in marriage equality, standing together — prepared for any result, but hoping for a yes. In Canberra, where the announcement took place, politicians also anxiously waited for the result. …

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