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Pedestrians pass by piper Anton Doherty playing the bagpipe on Westminster Bridge, by the Houses of Parliament with Big Ben in the background, in London, Britain, 19 September.

Fireworks light the sky over Asiad Main Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, 19 September 2014.

British windsurfer Bryony Shaw competes in the women`s RS:X race at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, northern Spain, 19 September 2014.

First on line at the Fifth Avenue Apple store, Moon Ray, (C) and her husband Jason (standing) from Jackson, Mississippi, speaks with the media shortly before purchasing the new iPhone 6 in New York, New York, USA, 19 September 2014.

A protester with a placard criticizing the Ukrainian government of President Petro Poroshenko stands in front of the European Parliament building in Strasbourg, France, 16 September 2014.

Italian members of the European Parliament (MEP) Gianluca Buonanno, Lorenzo Fontana and Matteo Salvini, of the Italian Lega Nord, wear protest t-shirts with the slogan `No Sanzioni alla Russia` (No Sanctions on Russia) during the plenary session at the Eu

isitors view the artwork `Headshots 1991-2014` by German Bjoern Melhus at the exhibition `Vertigo of Reality` at the Academy of Arts in Berlin, Germany, 16 September 2014. The exhibition is part of the Berlin Art Week and will run from 17 September to 14

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You Could Have Said 'Yes', Scotland, but It's 'Better Together'

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Alistair Darling, who led the Better Together campaign, commended the people of Scotland for having "chosen unity over division and positive changes rather than needless separation."

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Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond had promised Scotland would be better off alone if it chose to break away.

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Groups of cheering "yes" supporters could be seen across towns and cities of Scotland well ahead of the referendum.

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Many houses with a Saltire and a Yes placard could be seen in Stirling, but support for secession in that council was at 40.23%, or below the average.

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But it is yet to be seen whether those who chose not to run the risk and retain the status quo will have an impact on places far from Scotland, yet still in Europe, where the same question is being raised.

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The "Better Together" camp scored a relatively narrow win, though.

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Now they're in for a bitter disappointment.

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David Cameron is now facing a tough challenge, since he has promised to devolve powers to Scotland, but has also added Wales and Northern Ireland as well.

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The "Yes" camp showed huge enthusiasm, with dogs willing to take part as well.

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These two volunteers of the rival campaigns also display the clear division in society in the eve of the referendum, with the two campaigns obviously tied most of the time.

An overview of how the latest events around the independence referendum held in Scotland unfolded.

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