There were elections happening around the world today, and in Tanzania both victorious and opposing sides took to the streets to celebrate making it through the process without violence. Regardless of how you feel about the election day returns here in the States, the idea that we can vote and express our feelings without persecution is something to be thankful for.
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Thousands of supporters from both the ruling and victorious CCM party and opposition CUF party celebrate together in the main square in downtown Stone Town after peaceful Tanzania presidential elections on the semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar, Tanzania, on Nov. 2. Zanzibar remained peaceful today, considered a victory after violence marred the 2005 polls.