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The Confederate flag in front of the South Carolina State House was lowered today after 23 days of emotional debates over what many South Carolinians called a symbol of hate.

The crowd at the ceremony to remove the flag was estimated at up to 10,000 people, and they were full of emotion.

A crowd celebrates after a South Carolina honor guard lowers the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds for the last time on July 10, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina.
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The crowd chanted "hey, hey, hey, goodbye" as an honor guard of South Carolina troopers lowered the flag during a six-minute ceremony, according to the AP.

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The diverse crowd celebrated even in 90¬ļ temperatures with 40% humidity.

People cheer as an honor guard from the South Carolina Highway patrol removes the Confederate battle flag from the Capitol grounds Friday, July 10, 2015, in Columbia, S.C.
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The crowd gathered in front of the State House also included supporters of the flag but those celebrating seemed to be to be too busy celebrating to mind them.

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And then there's this picture.

Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, D-Orangeburg, left, laughs with South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal, center, and Rep. Jenny Horne, R-Summerville, before a ceremony where South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill into law, Thursday, July 9, 2015, at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C.
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