The Most Jarring Photos of D.C. Preparing for the Inauguration
With hours to go before Joe Biden's inauguration, Washington, D.C. prepares for major political unrest.
With President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20 just hours away, Washington, D.C. is preparing to be inundated by crowds of enthusiastic supporters—and many eager to publicly voice their opposition to Biden assuming office. Following the events of Jan. 6, when a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, resulting in the deaths of four civilians and one police officer, the nation's capital is bracing for further political unrest. The National Guard has already deployed 25,000 members to D.C. to ensure not only the security of Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, but the city's residents and visitors, too. Read on to see some of the shocking photos of how the city is prepping for the inauguration. And for more images from this month's events, here are The Most Shocking Photos of Trump Supporters Storming the U.S. Capitol.
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Workers clean the doors of the Capitol that were damaged when mobs stormed the building on Jan. 6.
Police tape is seen closing a sidewalk near the U.S. Capitol.
Members of the National Guard check their phones in the cargo hold of a bus bringing them to the Capitol.
Technicians install razor wire on a security fence outside the U.S. Capitol.
National Guard soldiers receive distributions of weapons outside the U.S. Capitol building.
National Guard soldiers sleep on the floor of the U.S. Capitol with their weapons.
National Guard members stand with their weapons beside a military vehicle on a D.C. street.
Uniformed National Guard members stand guard on Capitol Hill.
Handguns are distributed to National Guard members outside in D.C.
Members of the Capitol Police install a metal detector in the House of Representatives chamber.
A National Guard member checks their weapon outside the U.S. Capitol.
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