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Photos: Market Basket Saga Is Over

The Market Basket standoff has finally come to an end. Late Wednesday the grocery chain’s shareholders accepted Arthur T. Demoulas’ bid to buy the company’s majority shares.

Protesters celebrate outside Market Basket headquarters in Tewksbury Wednesday night after the grocery chain reached a deal to return control back to Arthur T. Demoulas. (Aram Boghosian for WBUR)

Protesters celebrate outside Market Basket headquarters in Tewksbury Wednesday night after the grocery chain reached a deal to return control back to Arthur T. Demoulas. (Aram Boghosian for WBUR)

Employees are overjoyed that their old boss will be back on the job.  (Aram Boghosian for WBUR)

Employees are overjoyed that their old boss will be back on the job.  (Aram Boghosian for WBUR)

"I'm in awe of what you all have accomplished,” Arthur T. Demoulas said to employees on Thursday morning, following the finalization of the deal. (NECN Screenshot)

“I’m in awe of what you all have accomplished,” Arthur T. Demoulas said to employees on Thursday morning, following the finalization of the deal. (NECN Screenshot)

Market Basket meat manager Bob Dietz hugs cashier Mary Olson Thursday in the Chelsea store after watching Arthur T. Demoulas' speech. (Steven Senne/AP)

Market Basket meat manager Bob Dietz hugs cashier Mary Olson Thursday in the Chelsea store after watching Arthur T. Demoulas’ speech. (Steven Senne/AP)

Market Basket employees Eduin Uribe, left, and Kevin Pineda hoist a sign at a Market Basket in Chelsea. (Steven Senne/AP)

Market Basket employees Eduin Uribe, left, and Kevin Pineda hoist a sign at a Market Basket in Chelsea. (Steven Senne/AP)

Market Basket employees Rosimeire Farias, of Burlington, Mass., left, and Luz Medina, of Revere, Mass., right, clasp their hands as they watch a televised speech by restored Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas, at a supermarket store in Chelsea, Mass. (Steven Senne/AP)

Market Basket employees Rosimeire Farias, of Burlington, Mass., left, and Luz Medina, of Revere, Mass., right, clasp their hands at a Chelsea Market Basket as they watch Arthur T. Demoulas’s televised speech Thursday. (Steven Senne/AP)

Employee Melbi Peraza restocks frozen shrimp at the Chelsea Market Basket store. (Steven Senne/AP)

Employee Melbi Peraza restocks frozen shrimp at the Chelsea Market Basket store. (Steven Senne/AP)

0828mbsomerville --- Ramon Angel (right) and Ray Larrea stocking a cold shelf at Basket in Somerville this morning. Both say they were happy to hear about last night's deal. "See the smile on my face?" says Angel. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Ramon Angel (right) and Ray Larrea stocking a cold shelf at Basket in Somerville this morning. Both say they were happy to hear about last night’s deal. “See the smile on my face?,” says Angel. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Employees Cristhian Romero and Tracie Parker embrace near a poster of Arthur T. Demoulas at a store in Chelsea. (Steven Senne/AP)

Employees Cristhian Romero and Tracie Parker embrace near a poster of Arthur T. Demoulas at a store in Chelsea. (Steven Senne/AP)

Market Basket employees smoke what they described as "victory cigars" behind a the Chelsea Market Basket. (Steven Senne/AP)

Market Basket employees smoke what they described as “victory cigars” behind a the Chelsea Market Basket. (Steven Senne/AP)

Market Basket trucks are heading out from Tewksbury to stores with full loads. (Curt Nickisch/WBUR)

Market Basket trucks are heading out from Tewksbury to stores with full loads. (Curt Nickisch/WBUR)

Luis Morales makes a food delivery to the Chelsea Market Basket (Steven Senne/AP)

Luis Morales makes a food delivery to the Chelsea Market Basket (Steven Senne/AP)

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