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A boy crosses a street during a downpour brought by Typhoon Fung-Wong (Pheonix) in Taipei, Taiwan, 21 September 2014.

Jean-Marc Rusconi drives a MG PB Special from 1935, during the `Grand Prix Retro` race of oldtimer cars in Cossonay, Switzerland, 21 September 2014.

People take part in protest rally against abortion in Madrid, Spain, 21 September 2014.

British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton (C) of Mercedes AMG GP leads the pack at the start of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix night race in Singapore, 21 September 2014.

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.

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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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Fashion also makes a point on voting day in the Scottish Independence referendum in Stirling, Scotland 18th September 2014, as many chose to wear traditional or not that traditional garments.

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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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He added the result had "reaffirmed all that we have in common and the bonds that tie us together... Let them never be broken."

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

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

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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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Now they're in for a bitter disappointment.

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

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