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:


Staffers embrace at the end of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's election night rally in the Jacob Javits Center in New York on Wednesday. (David Goldman/AP)

An attendee reacts while kneeling on the floor at the Javits Center. (John Taggart/Bloomberg News)

(Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

A supporter reacts after hearing that Clinton wouldn't be coming to the Javits Center. Clinton conceded before 3 a.m. (Matt Rourke/AP)

(Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Clinton supporters look on at the end of election night at the Javits Center. (Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images)

(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

(Andrew Gombert/European Pressphoto Agency)

(Justin Lane/European Pressphoto Agency)

(Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images)

Marta Lunez, a Hillary Clinton supporter, reacts to elections results at the Javits Center. (Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images)

(Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images)

(Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images)

(Matt Rourke/AP)

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