Run up to Donald Trump’s victory in pictures

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump react as they watch the election results during Trump's election night rally, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in New York. (AP)

Republican Donald Trump wins the race against his rival Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race in the US.

Trump surpassed the necessary 270 votes to clinch the presidency.

Speaking from Clinton's New York rally centre, Al Arabiya's Talal AlHaj reported a depressing mood, with some reporters seeing leaving the building an hour before Trump clinched the win.

Trump rode an astonishing wave of support from voters seeking change and willing to accept a candidate loose with facts and accused of sexual misconduct. Trump struck a populist tone and placed a hardline immigration stance at his campaign's heart.

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Trump's victory in pictures

Last Update: Wednesday, 9 November 2016 KSA 10:43 - GMT 07:43

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