01:20 GMT02 December 2020
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    Despite that the US presidential race has not yet been officially called, many world leaders have extended their congratulations to Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who is projected to win the US election.

    Celebrities from across the world have joined several countries' political leaders to congratulate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on his projected victory in the race for the White House against the incumbent President Donald Trump.

    Without waiting for official results of the presidential race - as there are still some votes to be counted - singers, actors and other media figures took to social media to express their happiness about Diden's projected win, alongside his running mate, Kamala Harris. 

    Artists praised Biden for being "civil and compassionate", encouraging him to start working with the issues of climate change, education and healthcare. Regarding Harris, celebrities particularly expressed their inspiration about her potentially becoming the first female vice-president.

    ​Lady Gaga, one of Biden's most loyal celebrity supporters, was among the first to join the congratulatory wave.

    ​Others, including Mark Ruffalo, Edward Norton, John Legend, Billie Eilish, quickly joined.

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    ​Actress Kerry Washington, who once starred in a political TV show "Scandal" as Olivia Pope - someone who was actively working with the fictional White House top officials - saluted to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

    Iconic horror author ​Stephen King, particularly famous for saying that Trump was "scarier than [King's] novels", tweeted that "sometimes the good guys win".

    ​Basketball star LeBron James posted an edited image of Biden dunking on Trump.

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