The Best Pictures Of Ireland Celebrating The Same-Sex Marriage Result

    The streets of Dublin buzzed with pride as the results came in.

    Ireland made history Saturday when it became the first country to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote.

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    More than three million people headed to the polls to cast their vote on Friday.

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    As the votes were counted on Saturday, it became apparent that there would be an overwhelming victory for the Yes campaign.

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    Before the result was even made official, the No campaign seemed to concede defeat.

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    People took to the streets to celebrate as it became apparent that the majority of people had voted Yes.

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    Drag queen and Yes campaign activist, Panti Bliss, joined the huge crowds that gathered at Dublin Castle to see in the results.

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    Crowds were jubilant as state broadcaster RTE declared that the majority of Ireland had voted in favour of same-sex marriage, before the result was officially declared.

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    The excitement trended worldwide as people took to social media to share their excitement.

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    Rainbow flags flooded the city, while actual rainbows appeared over Dublin, which people saw as an apt and powerful symbol.

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    Children waved rainbow flags during the celebration at Dublin Castle.

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    As the official result was announced that Ireland has voted in favour of changing the law to allow equal marriage rights for same-sex marriage, the crowd was truly jubilant.

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    Today marks a momentous and historical moment for LGBT rights and for Ireland.

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