Supporters from the “Yes” Campaign react as they sit in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday
© The Financial Times Ltd 2014 FT and 'Financial Times' are trademarks of The Financial Times Ltd.
First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond during a press conference at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh after Scotland rejected independence in the Scottish independence referendum
Yes voter Duncan Thomson waits for the doors to open at St Martins Church hall polling station in Renton, West Dunbartonshire, as the people of Scotland take to the polls to decide whether the country should become an independent nation
An antique car drives down Main street during a July Fourth parade in the village of Barnstable, Massachusetts. Barnstable, which is located on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and was first settled in 1639, is celebrating its 375th anniversary
Traditional dancers perform at the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, on Thursday, during celebrations marking half a century of independence from Britain
A Papuan student takes part on a rally in Surabaya, East Java, demanding the freedom of West Papua province. Papua declared independence from the Dutch in 1961, but neighbouring Indonesia took control of the region with force in 1963.
Polish soldiers in Warsaw rehearse for a parade to mark National Independence Day on November 11
An Afghan National Army soldier walks on Nader Khan Hill in Kabul, Afghanistan. Celebrations to mark the country’s 94th Independence Day from Britain include a small military parade and folk festivals in the capital on Monday