Election Day images from around the country

Brett Michael Dykes
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Here's a collection of some of our favorite images from today's Election Day balloting. Above, voters are filling out ballots at a Chicago polling station inside of a Chrysler dealership. Other photos appear below.

Here's Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul voting at his polling station in Bowling Green, Ky., as son Robert looks on:

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In the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles, a mariachi band marches with volunteers for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles:

A beaming Christine O'Donnell -- the Republican candidate for the Senate in Delaware -- exits a voting booth in Wilmington:

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A Central City, Colorado, voter casts his ballot as a stuffed bobcat peers over his shoulder inside the polling place:

In Greenwich, Connecticut, Democratic Senate hopeful Richard Blumenthal contemplates a purchase of baked goods being sold at his polling place:

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A man exits a polling place in New York City, and passes a dog awaiting the return of his owner, who is still voting inside:

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(From top: "Clearance sale" photo: AP; Rand Paul: Getty Images; North Hollywood mariachi band: AP; Christine O'Donnell: Getty Images; stuffed bobcat in Colorado: AP; Richard Blumenthal: Getty Images; NYC: Getty Images )