Social media lights up as yes and no voters take to the polls for the gay marriage referendum
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Social media lights up as yes and no voters take to the polls for the gay marriage referendum

THE Irish Diaspora are coming home in their droves to cast their vote in today's referendum on gay marriage.

People from every corner of the globe have taken to Twitter to share their pictures, using the hashtag #hometovote.

A positive outcome from the referendum remains the bookies' favourite, with Paddy Power predicting a victory for the yes campaigners at 1/14, versus odds of 6/1 for the no vote.

The world's eyes will be on Ireland, as the count kicks off tonight - with #VoteYes the number one trend on Twitter worldwide this afternoon.

Here is a selection of tweets from around the internet, as they make their way home...

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Cork man Michael took time out from his studies to come home and vote

 This group leaving London was full of colour

Yes campaigner Riyadh shared this picture of massive queues at Dublin Airport

This woman travelled from Britain to vote

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Meanwhile, the no campaigners have been getting some last minute work done

Some are joining the yes campaigners in travelling home to use their vote