The Empire State Building and the antenna of the Bank of America building are lit in red, white and blue beside the Statue of Liberty to mark Biden's projected election in New York City on Saturday. Photo: Gary Hershorn/Getty Images
Cities across the U.S. erupted in celebration and, in some cases, protest on Saturday after Joe Biden was
projected to be the winner of the presidential election. The big picture: Fireworks and honking cars could be heard in Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, and street dancing was on display in New York City, Philadelphia and South Pasadena, among other cities, per AP and Twitter posts. Supporters of President Trump gathered in Phoenix, Raleigh, Harrisburg and other cities to protest the projected win. Kamala Harris was cheered as she said in a speech Saturday evening on becoming the first woman and first female person of color to be elected vice president, "While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last." Fireworks are launched at Biden and Harris' event in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images Trump supporters gather in Miami, Florida. Photo: Eva Marie Uzcategui Trinkl/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Fireworks are launched at Biden and Harris' event in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images Trump supporters rally in front of the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix. Photo: Olivier Touron/AFP via Getty Images Supporter Faith Green holds a stuffed toy of Biden as she and others celebrate outside the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images New York City erupts in celebration of Biden's win. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Women in Washington, D.C., react to the announcement that Biden has won the 2020 presidential election. Photo: Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for MoveOn Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter supporters debate in front of the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh. Photo: Grant Baldwin/AFP via Getty Images Trump supporters pray in front of the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh during a "Protect the Results" rally. Photo: Grant Baldwin/AFP via Getty Images Hundreds of people gather in the state capital of Pennsylvania to display support for Joe Biden. Photo: Spencer Platt/AFP via Getty Images People celebrate in Times Square in NYC after it was announced that Biden would be the next U.S. president. Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Supporters of President Trump march to the State Capitol in Raleigh, N.C. Photo: Grant Baldwin/AFP/Getting Images People gather in Wilmington, Del., to celebrate Biden's win on Saturday. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images A Trump supporter looks on outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center after news networks project Biden as the winner of the election. Photo: Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images A woman dances as people on Black Lives Matter Plaza across from the White House celebrate Biden's win. Photo: Mandel Negan/AFP via Getting Images A Trump supporter waves flags as other people celebrate the election of Biden while waiting for the president's motorcade to leave the Trump International Golf Club in Sterling, Va. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton reacts to the CNN announcement that Biden is the president-elect, as supporters gather in Washington, D.C. Photo: Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for MoveOn Go deeper: Biden era begins Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details on the day's developments and further photos.