Edition:
International
Pictures | Sat Jan 9, 2021 | 6:46pm EST

Harrowing attack on American democracy: Scenes from the U.S. Capitol siege

Pro-Trump protesters storm into the U.S. Capitol during a rally to contest the certification of the presidential election results, January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Pro-Trump protesters storm into the U.S. Capitol during a rally to contest the certification of the presidential election results, January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Pro-Trump protesters storm into the U.S. Capitol during a rally to contest the certification of the presidential election results, January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Close
1 / 41
A supporter of President Trump carries a Confederate battle flag on the second floor of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

A supporter of President Trump carries a Confederate battle flag on the second floor of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

A supporter of President Trump carries a Confederate battle flag on the second floor of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
Close
2 / 41
An explosion caused by a police munition at the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Leah Millis

An explosion caused by a police munition at the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Leah Millis

An explosion caused by a police munition at the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Close
3 / 41
Supporters of President Trump climb a wall at the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Supporters of President Trump climb a wall at the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Supporters of President Trump climb a wall at the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Close
4 / 41
Supporters of President Trump scale the walls of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Supporters of President Trump scale the walls of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Supporters of President Trump scale the walls of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
Close
5 / 41
U.S. Capitol Police evacuate journalists and House press staff members from the Capitol to a connected office building. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Capitol Police evacuate journalists and House press staff members from the Capitol to a connected office building. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Capitol Police evacuate journalists and House press staff members from the Capitol to a connected office building. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Close
6 / 41
Pro-Trump protesters storm the U.S. Capitol Building.  
 REUTERS/Ahmed Gaber

Pro-Trump protesters storm the U.S. Capitol Building. REUTERS/Ahmed Gaber

Pro-Trump protesters storm the U.S. Capitol Building. REUTERS/Ahmed Gaber
Close
7 / 41
A protester reacts at the U.S. Capitol Building. REUTERS/Ahmed Gaber

A protester reacts at the U.S. Capitol Building. REUTERS/Ahmed Gaber

A protester reacts at the U.S. Capitol Building. REUTERS/Ahmed Gaber
Close
8 / 41
Members of the Capitol police look through a smashed window at the U.S. Capitol Building. REUTERS/Ahmed Gaber

Members of the Capitol police look through a smashed window at the U.S. Capitol Building. REUTERS/Ahmed Gaber

Members of the Capitol police look through a smashed window at the U.S. Capitol Building. REUTERS/Ahmed Gaber
Close
9 / 41
Supporters of President Trump cover their faces from tear gas during a clash with police officers in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Supporters of President Trump cover their faces from tear gas during a clash with police officers in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Supporters of President Trump cover their faces from tear gas during a clash with police officers in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Close
10 / 41
Pro-Trump protesters storm the U.S. Capitol. REUTERS/Ahmed Gaber

Pro-Trump protesters storm the U.S. Capitol. REUTERS/Ahmed Gaber

Pro-Trump protesters storm the U.S. Capitol. REUTERS/Ahmed Gaber
Close
11 / 41
Protesters clash with Capitol police. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Protesters clash with Capitol police. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Protesters clash with Capitol police. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Close
12 / 41
Rep. David Trone wears a gas mask inside the Capitol Building. Twitter/@RepDavidTrone

Rep. David Trone wears a gas mask inside the Capitol Building. Twitter/@RepDavidTrone

Rep. David Trone wears a gas mask inside the Capitol Building. Twitter/@RepDavidTrone
Close
13 / 41
Pro-Trump protesters storm the U.S. Capitol. REUTERS/Ahmed Gaber

Pro-Trump protesters storm the U.S. Capitol. REUTERS/Ahmed Gaber

Pro-Trump protesters storm the U.S. Capitol. REUTERS/Ahmed Gaber
Close
14 / 41
Supporters of President Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Supporters of President Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Supporters of President Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Close
15 / 41
A supporter of President Trump takes a seat on the second floor of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

A supporter of President Trump takes a seat on the second floor of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

A supporter of President Trump takes a seat on the second floor of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
Close
16 / 41
A view from the Capitol as pro-Trump protesters clash with police. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A view from the Capitol as pro-Trump protesters clash with police. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A view from the Capitol as pro-Trump protesters clash with police. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Close
17 / 41
Supporters of President Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Supporters of President Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Supporters of President Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Close
18 / 41
A police officer detains a pro-Trump protester as mobs storm the U.S. Capitol. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A police officer detains a pro-Trump protester as mobs storm the U.S. Capitol. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A police officer detains a pro-Trump protester as mobs storm the U.S. Capitol. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Close
19 / 41
Pro-Trump protesters storm into the Capitol. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Pro-Trump protesters storm into the Capitol. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Pro-Trump protesters storm into the Capitol. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Close
20 / 41
Supporters of President Trump protest in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Supporters of President Trump protest in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Supporters of President Trump protest in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Close
21 / 41
People wearing gas masks walk inside the Capitol Building. Twitter/@RepDavidTrone

People wearing gas masks walk inside the Capitol Building. Twitter/@RepDavidTrone

People wearing gas masks walk inside the Capitol Building. Twitter/@RepDavidTrone
Close
22 / 41
Law enforcement officers scuffle with supporters of President Trump attempting to enter the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Law enforcement officers scuffle with supporters of President Trump attempting to enter the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Law enforcement officers scuffle with supporters of President Trump attempting to enter the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
Close
23 / 41
Police officers stand guard as supporters of President Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Leah Millis    

Police officers stand guard as supporters of President Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Leah Millis    

Police officers stand guard as supporters of President Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Leah Millis    
Close
24 / 41
Security forces try to keep supporters of President Trump outside the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Security forces try to keep supporters of President Trump outside the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Security forces try to keep supporters of President Trump outside the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Close
25 / 41
A security officer gestures after supporters of President Trump breached security at the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

A security officer gestures after supporters of President Trump breached security at the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

A security officer gestures after supporters of President Trump breached security at the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
Close
26 / 41
Supporters of President Trump clash with police officers in front of the U.S. Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Supporters of President Trump clash with police officers in front of the U.S. Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Supporters of President Trump clash with police officers in front of the U.S. Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Close
27 / 41
A man shouts as supporters of President Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building.   REUTERS/Leah Millis

A man shouts as supporters of President Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A man shouts as supporters of President Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Close
28 / 41
Supporters of President Trump try to get inside the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Supporters of President Trump try to get inside the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Supporters of President Trump try to get inside the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Close
29 / 41
Pro-Trump protesters wave banners during clashes with Capitol police. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Pro-Trump protesters wave banners during clashes with Capitol police. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Pro-Trump protesters wave banners during clashes with Capitol police. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Close
30 / 41
Pro-Trump protesters clash with Capitol police at the Capitol Building.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Pro-Trump protesters clash with Capitol police at the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Pro-Trump protesters clash with Capitol police at the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Close
31 / 41
Law enforcement officers push back against supporters of President Trump attempting to enter the Capitol. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart  

Law enforcement officers push back against supporters of President Trump attempting to enter the Capitol. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart  

Law enforcement officers push back against supporters of President Trump attempting to enter the Capitol. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart  
Close
32 / 41
A supporter of President Trump confronts police on the second floor of the Capitol Building.         REUTERS/Mike Theiler

A supporter of President Trump confronts police on the second floor of the Capitol Building.         REUTERS/Mike Theiler

A supporter of President Trump confronts police on the second floor of the Capitol Building.         REUTERS/Mike Theiler
Close
33 / 41
Supporters of President Trump clash with police officers in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Supporters of President Trump clash with police officers in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Supporters of President Trump clash with police officers in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Close
34 / 41
Supporters of President Trump clash with police officers outside of the U.S. Capitol Building. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Supporters of President Trump clash with police officers outside of the U.S. Capitol Building. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Supporters of President Trump clash with police officers outside of the U.S. Capitol Building. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Close
35 / 41
Supporters of President Trump demonstrate on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near the entrance to the Senate.         REUTERS/Mike Theiler

Supporters of President Trump demonstrate on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near the entrance to the Senate.         REUTERS/Mike Theiler

Supporters of President Trump demonstrate on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near the entrance to the Senate.         REUTERS/Mike Theiler
Close
36 / 41
Tear gas is released into a crowd of protesters during clashes with Capitol police. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Tear gas is released into a crowd of protesters during clashes with Capitol police. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Tear gas is released into a crowd of protesters during clashes with Capitol police. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Close
37 / 41
An injured supporter of President Trump reacts outside the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

An injured supporter of President Trump reacts outside the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

An injured supporter of President Trump reacts outside the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
Close
38 / 41
Supporters of President Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Supporters of President Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Supporters of President Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Close
39 / 41
A police officer is dragged in a crowd of pro-Trump protesters during a clash at the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A police officer is dragged in a crowd of pro-Trump protesters during a clash at the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A police officer is dragged in a crowd of pro-Trump protesters during a clash at the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Close
40 / 41
Members of the National Guard stand guard outside the Capitol Building.  REUTERS/Leah Millis

Members of the National Guard stand guard outside the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Members of the National Guard stand guard outside the Capitol Building. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Close
41 / 41

Next Slideshows

Photos of the week

Our top news photography from the past week.

Jan 09 2021

Mexico City hospitals 'completely saturated' as COVID-19 surges

Surging COVID cases and deaths in Mexico City are pushing hospitals and healthcare workers to the brink.

Jan 08 2021

Bombings, shootings and beatings: A history of violence at U.S. Capitol

A chronology of some of the most notorious acts of violence to flare at the Capitol - shootings, bombings, a knife attack, a beating by cane and even an...

Jan 08 2021

Security ramped up at U.S. Capitol

Crews installed 7 foot fencing around the Capitol after Trump supporters ransacked legislators' offices, stole computers and documents, and left threatening...

Jan 08 2021

MORE IN PICTURES

Israeli police, Palestinians clash at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli police, Palestinians clash at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque

A long-running legal case, in which several Palestinian families face eviction from homes on land claimed by settlers, is at the heart of the confrontations during the Muslim holy month.

Anti-president Somali soldiers begin returning to barracks

Anti-president Somali soldiers begin returning to barracks

Hundreds of Somali forces who back the opposition began returning to their barracks on Friday after reaching an agreement with the prime minister following clashes over the tenure of the president, a spokesman for the troops said.

Deadly anti-government protests grip Colombia

Deadly anti-government protests grip Colombia

Protests originally called in opposition to a now-canceled tax reform have become a broad cry for action against poverty, police violence and inequalities in the health and education systems.

Migrants cross into U.S. under cover of night

Migrants cross into U.S. under cover of night

Migrants from Central America cross the Rio Grande into the United States amid the biggest surge of asylum seekers at the southwestern border in 20 years.

French stunt school trains 'badass' women for film industry

French stunt school trains 'badass' women for film industry

A growing number of women are learning how to jump out of helicopters, leap from buildings and brawl at stunt double school at the Campus Univers Cascade in France.

First women graduate as U.S. Marines from San Diego recruit depot

First women graduate as U.S. Marines from San Diego recruit depot

Members of Lima Company survive a grueling training to become the first women to graduate as U.S. Marines in the 100-year history of Marine Corps Recruiting Depot San Diego.

Deadly police raid in Rio de Janeiro slum

Deadly police raid in Rio de Janeiro slum

At least 25 people were killed in a shootout in Rio de Janeiro's Jacarezinho slum, during one of the state's deadliest police raids, police said.

Photos of the week

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Grim scenes as COVID rages across India

Grim scenes as COVID rages across India

Many have died in ambulances and car parks waiting for a bed or oxygen, while morgues and crematoriums struggle to deal with a seemingly unstoppable flow of bodies.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast