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In Pictures: US Capitol Violence

As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud.

January 07, 2021

Trump supporters rally at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud.

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A person on a stretcher is placed in an ambulance outside the U.S. Capitol, in Washington.

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District of Columbia National Guard stand outside the Capitol after a day of rioting protesters. It's been a stunning day as a number of lawmakers and then the mob of protesters tried to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House.

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People attend a rally in support of US President Donald Trump, in Washington.

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U.S. Capitol Police hold protesters at gun-point near the House Chamber inside the U.S. Capitol, in Washington.

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Demonstrators break TV equipment outside the the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

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Trump supporters are seen outside the Capitol, in Washington.

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Violent protesters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol in Washington. It's been a stunning day as a number of lawmakers and then the mob of protesters tried to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House.

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Supporters of US President Donald Trump, who were protesting election results, and counter-protesters brawl outside Los Angeles police department headquarters in Los Angeles.

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Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, at the Capitol in Washington.

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People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington.

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Police keep a watch on demonstrators who tried to break through a police barrier, at the Capitol in Washington.

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Supporters of US President Donald Trump are confronted by Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol, in Washington.

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