Day two of Telegraph photographers' favorite images of 2011.
GRANT BLANKENSHIP/THE TELEGRAPH Macon Mayor Robert Reichert is congratulated by family and supporters after clinching his runoff election win against former mayor C. Jack Ellis. The race came down to the last precinct box to be counted.
Grant said,Election night usually means hours of cooling your jets before the tension ramps up and there is a picture to be made. You can't beat waiting for the last vote to be counted for a tension builder.