Photos: Fireworks, Champagne and dancing in the streets of L.A. as Biden and Harris win

A reveler celebrates Joe Biden's victory with a bottle of Champagne.
A reveler sprays Champagne along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood on Saturday after news that Joe Biden had defeated President Trump.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

The sounds of celebration rose up from the streets of Silver Lake, Hollywood, Glendale.

Angelenos rejoiced at the news Saturday that Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump to win the presidency. In a history-making turn, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris became the first woman, the first Black person and the first South Asian American to win the office. Here are some scenes across Los Angeles as supporters held rallies and celebrations for each candidate.

A Biden supporter does a back flip off the hood of a car in celebration in West Hollywood.
A Biden supporter does a back flip off the hood of a car in celebration along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood on Saturday.
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Motorists celebrate in West Hollywood on Saturday on the news of Joe Biden's victory.
Motorists along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood celebrate Saturday on the news of Joe Biden’s victory over President Trump.
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People celebrate Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood after Joe Biden wins the presidency.
People celebrate along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood on Saturday after Joe Biden wins the presidency.
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People embrace in West Hollywood as President-elect Joe Biden speaks Saturday evening.
People embrace in West Hollywood as President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a televised victory rally Saturday evening.
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Erica Clum sets off fireworks celebrating Joe Biden's win in Los Angeles.
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People celebrate the election results along Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.
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A protester puts a fist in the air during a demonstration turned celebration.
An L.A. protest turned into a celebration as news broke of Joe Biden beating President Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
A Biden supporter yells from his car in celebration along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.
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A person in a car sunroof brandishes signs in downtown L.A.
Revelers hold up signs through their sunroofs in downtown L.A. as they celebrate Biden’s victory.
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A man in West Hollywood pops open a bottle of Champagne to celebrate Joe Biden's win.
People pop open Champagne and wave flags along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.
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Abby Boyle celebrates Joe Biden's victory with Champagne in downtown Los Angeles.
Abby Boyle celebrates Joe Biden’s victory in downtown Los Angeles by drinking Champagne.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
A Trump supporter yells at a rival protester during a rally for the president in Beverly Hills on Saturday.
A supporter of President Trump yells at a rival protester during a rally for the president in Beverly Hills on Saturday.
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Protesters carry signs near L.A. City Hall.
Marlo Jaye, left, and Sade Elhawary celebrate Joe Biden’s win near Los Angeles City Hall.
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President Trump supporters walk past riot-control police vehicles on their way to a rally in Beverly Hills.
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A person carries a sign that read, "You're fired."
Mark Richardson, carrying a “You’re fired” sign, joins a rally that began as a protest against President Trump and turned into a celebration when the news broke that Joe Biden had won the election.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Two people hug and hold aloft a Biden-Harris sign
Adam Lane, left, and Devon Provo celebrate Joe Biden’s win at Pershing Square downtown.
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A person wears a mask that says, "Black women are divine."
Canei Womack, wearing a mask that says, “Black women are divine,” celebrates Joe Biden’s win in Pershing Square on Saturday in Los Angeles.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Police officers keep watch on a crowd outside Los Angeles City Hall.
Los Angeles police officers watch as crowds celebrate outside Los Angeles City Hall.
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A protester carries a Mexican flag
A demonstrator carries a Mexican flag during a protest that turned into a celebration for Joe Biden in L.A.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
A person holds aloft a Black Lives Matter banner
People celebrate Joe Biden’s win near Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Anti-Trump signs are displayed in downtown L.A.
Motorists show their support for Joe Biden at a rally in downtown Los Angeles.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
A girl holds a mini-American flag.
Baya Khemakhem, 11, waving a mini-American flag, celebrates Joe Biden’s win near Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday.
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Sham Taha, 35, holds up son Asset near L.A. City Hall.
Sham Taha, 35, holds up son Asset, 3, on his shoulders as they participate in the celebration outside Los Angeles City Hall.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
A woman holds a baby amidst a crowd of people
A woman cradles a baby during the Biden victory celebration outside Los Angeles City Hall.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)