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Washington locks down ahead of inauguration

National Guard troops receive guns and ammunition outside the U.S. Capitol building as supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to protest, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott

National Guard troops receive guns and ammunition outside the U.S. Capitol building as supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to protest, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott

National Guard troops receive guns and ammunition outside the U.S. Capitol building as supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to protest, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott
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A member of the National Guard receives ammunition outside the U.S. Capitol building as supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to protest, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott

A member of the National Guard receives ammunition outside the U.S. Capitol building as supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to protest, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott

A member of the National Guard receives ammunition outside the U.S. Capitol building as supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to protest, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott
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National Guard members stand guard outside the U.S. Capitol, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

National Guard members stand guard outside the U.S. Capitol, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

National Guard members stand guard outside the U.S. Capitol, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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National Guard troops gather outside the Supreme Court building as supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to protest, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott

National Guard troops gather outside the Supreme Court building as supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to protest, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott

National Guard troops gather outside the Supreme Court building as supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to protest, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott
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Razor wire is seen on a fence around the U.S. Capitol as National Guard members stand guard, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Razor wire is seen on a fence around the U.S. Capitol as National Guard members stand guard, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Razor wire is seen on a fence around the U.S. Capitol as National Guard members stand guard, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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People make their way through barricades installed in Washington, January 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People make their way through barricades installed in Washington, January 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People make their way through barricades installed in Washington, January 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Workers place barricades to control access, January 16, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Workers place barricades to control access, January 16, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Workers place barricades to control access, January 16, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Utah National Guard soldiers arrive to help secure the inauguration at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, January 15, 2021. U.S. Army National Guard/Capt. Jeffrey Dallin Belnap/Handout via REUTERS

Utah National Guard soldiers arrive to help secure the inauguration at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, January 15, 2021. U.S. Army National Guard/Capt. Jeffrey Dallin Belnap/Handout via REUTERS

Utah National Guard soldiers arrive to help secure the inauguration at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, January 15, 2021. U.S. Army National Guard/Capt. Jeffrey Dallin Belnap/Handout via REUTERS
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Soldiers from the Connecticut National Guard board a C-130H Hercules transport plane to provide additional security in Washington for the inauguration of Joe Biden, at Bradley Air National Guard Base in Connecticut, January 15.  vvU.S. Air National Guard/Staff Sgt. Steven Tucker

Soldiers from the Connecticut National Guard board a C-130H Hercules transport plane to provide additional security in Washington for the inauguration of Joe Biden, at Bradley Air National Guard Base in Connecticut, January 15.  vvU.S. Air...more

Soldiers from the Connecticut National Guard board a C-130H Hercules transport plane to provide additional security in Washington for the inauguration of Joe Biden, at Bradley Air National Guard Base in Connecticut, January 15.  vvU.S. Air National Guard/Staff Sgt. Steven Tucker
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A placard with information for pedestrians is seen on a post as members of the National Guard secure the area near the Capitol in Washington, January 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A placard with information for pedestrians is seen on a post as members of the National Guard secure the area near the Capitol in Washington, January 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A placard with information for pedestrians is seen on a post as members of the National Guard secure the area near the Capitol in Washington, January 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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National Guard soldiers maintain a watch over the U.S. Capitol, January 14. The nation's capital continues to boost security by shutting down access to iconic landmarks and erecting vehicle checkpoints ahead of Biden's inauguration.  

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National Guard soldiers maintain a watch over the U.S. Capitol, January 14. The nation's capital continues to boost security by shutting down access to iconic landmarks and erecting vehicle checkpoints ahead of Biden's inauguration. REUTERS/Joshua...more

National Guard soldiers maintain a watch over the U.S. Capitol, January 14. The nation's capital continues to boost security by shutting down access to iconic landmarks and erecting vehicle checkpoints ahead of Biden's inauguration. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s Pine City-based B Troop, 1-94th Cavalry Squadron train before travelling to provide support for the inauguation, in Little Falls, Minnesota, January 14.    Minnesota National Guard/Sgt. Mahsima Alkamooneh

Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s Pine City-based B Troop, 1-94th Cavalry Squadron train before travelling to provide support for the inauguation, in Little Falls, Minnesota, January 14.   Minnesota National Guard/Sgt. Mahsima...more

Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s Pine City-based B Troop, 1-94th Cavalry Squadron train before travelling to provide support for the inauguation, in Little Falls, Minnesota, January 14.   Minnesota National Guard/Sgt. Mahsima Alkamooneh
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Members of the National Guard check the identification of drivers wishing to enter a closed road at a security checkpoint near the White House, January 15. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Members of the National Guard check the identification of drivers wishing to enter a closed road at a security checkpoint near the White House, January 15. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Members of the National Guard check the identification of drivers wishing to enter a closed road at a security checkpoint near the White House, January 15. REUTERS/Erin Scott
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Soldiers from the 92nd Military Police Brigade and Airmen from the Puerto Rico National Guard prepare to depart to help secure the inauguration ceremony, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 15.    Puerto Rico National Guard/via REUTERS

Soldiers from the 92nd Military Police Brigade and Airmen from the Puerto Rico National Guard prepare to depart to help secure the inauguration ceremony, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 15.   Puerto Rico National Guard/via REUTERS

Soldiers from the 92nd Military Police Brigade and Airmen from the Puerto Rico National Guard prepare to depart to help secure the inauguration ceremony, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 15.   Puerto Rico National Guard/via REUTERS
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South Carolina National Guard soldiers receive a briefing from U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Van McCarty, the adjutant general for South Carolina, before travelling to assist in the security of the inauguration, in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, January 15.     U.S. Army National Guard/Sgt Brian Calhoun

South Carolina National Guard soldiers receive a briefing from U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Van McCarty, the adjutant general for South Carolina, before travelling to assist in the security of the inauguration, in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, January 15....more

South Carolina National Guard soldiers receive a briefing from U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Van McCarty, the adjutant general for South Carolina, before travelling to assist in the security of the inauguration, in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, January 15.   U.S. Army National Guard/Sgt Brian Calhoun
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The Capitol is seen through a fence as members of the National Guard secure the area in Washington, January 16.   
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The Capitol is seen through a fence as members of the National Guard secure the area in Washington, January 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

The Capitol is seen through a fence as members of the National Guard secure the area in Washington, January 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Members of the National Guard in Washington, January 16.  
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Members of the National Guard in Washington, January 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Members of the National Guard in Washington, January 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Members of the National Guard in Washington, January 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Members of the National Guard in Washington, January 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Members of the National Guard in Washington, January 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Members of the National Guard secure the area near the Capitol, January 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Members of the National Guard secure the area near the Capitol, January 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Members of the National Guard secure the area near the Capitol, January 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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A member of the National Guard carries pizza boxes into the Dirksen Senate Office building to feed National Guardsmen, January 15. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A member of the National Guard carries pizza boxes into the Dirksen Senate Office building to feed National Guardsmen, January 15. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A member of the National Guard carries pizza boxes into the Dirksen Senate Office building to feed National Guardsmen, January 15. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Workers place woodboard on local stores in Washington, January 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Workers place woodboard on local stores in Washington, January 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Workers place woodboard on local stores in Washington, January 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Members of the Military Police sleep in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, January 14. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Members of the Military Police sleep in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, January 14. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Members of the Military Police sleep in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, January 14. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks to National Guard troops outside the U.S. Capitol, January 14.  Alex Brandon/Pool

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to National Guard troops outside the U.S. Capitol, January 14. Alex Brandon/Pool

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to National Guard troops outside the U.S. Capitol, January 14. Alex Brandon/Pool
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Members of the National Guard look at the Capitol Rotunda, January 14. REUTERS/Brandon Bell

Members of the National Guard look at the Capitol Rotunda, January 14. REUTERS/Brandon Bell

Members of the National Guard look at the Capitol Rotunda, January 14. REUTERS/Brandon Bell
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A National Guard member rests inside the Capitol, January 14. REUTERS/Brandon Bell  

A National Guard member rests inside the Capitol, January 14. REUTERS/Brandon Bell  

A National Guard member rests inside the Capitol, January 14. REUTERS/Brandon Bell  
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Members of the Military Police in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, January 14. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Members of the Military Police in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, January 14. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Members of the Military Police in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, January 14. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Graffiti is seen on a boarded up building near the White House, January 14. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Graffiti is seen on a boarded up building near the White House, January 14. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Graffiti is seen on a boarded up building near the White House, January 14. REUTERS/Erin Scott
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