Most every Hillary Clinton supporter in this country is probably stunned right now -- as may be a few (or more) Donald Trump supporters.

Add the optimism and expectation among the Clinton faithful to the decisive defeat handed down by Trump on Tuesday, and it made for some remarkable and poignant photography on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Here are some images that tell that tale of one of the most shocking political events in history -- from the losing side:

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