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Photos of the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol

The U.S. Capitol locked down with lawmakers inside as violent clashes broke out between supporters of President Donald Trump and police. An announcement was played inside the Capitol as lawmakers were meeting and expected to vote to affirm Joe Biden's victory.

After violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump
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After violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol today, a tactical team with ATF gathers in the Rotunda to provide security for the continuation of the joint session of the House and Senate to count the Electoral College votes cast in November's election, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., stops to look at
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Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., stops to look at damage in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, after protesters stormed the Capitol in Washington, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by SHAWN THEW/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (11697777v)A vandalized statue is covered in plastic inside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 07 January 2021, the morning after various groups of President Trump's supporters broke into the US Capitol and rioted as Congress met to certify the results of the 2020 US Presidential election.US Capitol aftermath of electoral vote riot, Washington, USA - 07 Jan 2021

Chemical irritant canisters at a security checkpoint desk
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Chemical irritant canisters at a security checkpoint desk covered in dust at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Joe Biden was formally recognized by Congress as the next U.S. president early Thursday, ending two months of failed challenges by his predecessor, Donald Trump, that exploded into violence at the U.S. Capitol as lawmakers met to ratify the election result. Photographer: Graeme Sloan/Bloomberg

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by SHAWN THEW/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (11697777q)A cleaning crew dusts residue from the pedestals of the statues in Statuary Hall inside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 07 January 2021, the morning after various groups of President Trump's supporters broke into the US Capitol and rioted as Congress met to certify the results of the 2020 US Presidential election.US Capitol aftermath of electoral vote riot, Washington, USA - 07 Jan 2021

A worker removes a Trump scarf from the
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A worker removes a Trump scarf from the East Front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Joe Biden was formally recognized by Congress as the next U.S. president early Thursday, ending two months of failed challenges by his predecessor, Donald Trump, that exploded into violence at the U.S. Capitol as lawmakers met to ratify the election result. Photographer: Graeme Sloan/Bloomberg

Tear gas engulfs the crowd in front of
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Tear gas engulfs the crowd in front of the Capitol. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Evelyn Hockstein

A Trump supporter spits out a chemical irritant
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A Trump supporter spits out a chemical irritant that was sprayed out of a door of the U.S. Capitol. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

Police attempt to clear protesters trying to breach
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Police attempt to clear protesters trying to breach the U.S. Capitol building after they earlier stormed the building in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. The U.S. Capitol was placed under lockdown and Vice President Mike Pence left the floor of Congress as hundreds of protesters swarmed past barricades surrounding the building where lawmakers were debating Joe Biden's victory in the Electoral College.

Demonstrators clash with a U.S. Capitol police officer
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Demonstrators clash with a U.S. Capitol police officer as the attempt to breach the Capital building after they earlier stormed the building in Washington, DC, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. The U.S. Capitol was placed under lockdown and Vice President Mike Pence left the floor of Congress as hundreds of protesters swarmed past barricades surrounding the building where lawmakers were debating Joe Biden's victory in the Electoral College.

Demonstrators breaches barricades to enter the U.S. Capitol
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Demonstrators breaches barricades to enter the U.S. Capitol during a protest at the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. The House and Senate will meet in a joint session today to count the Electoral College votes to confirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, but not before a sizable group of Republican lawmakers object to the counting of several states' electors. Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg

Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest inside
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Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest inside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification.

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces
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Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.

 

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Police detain a person as supporters of US President Donald Trump protest outside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP) (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)

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Trump supporters clash with police and security forces, as they storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Jan. 6, 2021.

Broken glass litters a mantle as supporters of
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Broken glass litters a mantle as supporters of US President Donald Trump trespass in the office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as he protest inside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, Jan. 6, 2021. 

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Protesters supporting U.S. President Donald Trump break into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington.

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Supporters of US President Donald J. Trump outside the senate chambers after breaching Capitol security in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021.

A police officer has eyes flushed with water
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A police officer has eyes flushed with water after a confrontation with demonstrators, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, 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.(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Pro-Trump protesters are pepper sprayed as they attempt to storm the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, on Jan. 6, 2021.

Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump
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Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump's continued claims of election fraud in an to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces
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Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they try to storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday.

Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan.
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Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, 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. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

A supporter of US President Donald Trump leaves
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A supporter of President Donald Trump leaves a note in the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a protest inside the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021.

A supporter of US President Donald Trump sits
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A supporter of President Donald Trump leaves a note in the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a protest inside the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021.

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A protester sits in the Senate Chamber in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021.

U.S. Capitol police officers detain demonstrators outside the
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U.S. Capitol police officers detain demonstrators outside the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress to count the votes of the 2020 presidential election in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021.

People shelter in the House gallery as protesters
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People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

U.S. Capitol Police scuffle with demonstrators after they
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U.S. Capitol Police scuffle with demonstrators after they broke through security fencing outside of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. The House and Senate will meet in a joint session today to count the Electoral College votes to confirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, but not before a sizable group of Republican lawmakers object to the counting of several states' electors. Photographer: Graeme Sloan/Bloomberg

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Protesters enter the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington.

People shelter in the House gallery as protesters
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People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try
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Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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A protester sits in the Senate Chamber on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington.

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A U.S. Capitol police officer shoots pepper spray at a protestor attempting to enter the Capitol building during a joint session of Congress in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021.

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A protester is seen hanging from the balcony in the Senate Chamber on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington.

U.S. Capitol police officers take positions as demonstrators
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U.S. Capitol police officers take positions as demonstrators enter the U.S. Capitol during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. The House and Senate will meet in a joint session today to count the Electoral College votes to confirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, but not before a sizable group of Republican lawmakers object to the counting of several states' electors. Photographer: Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Bloomberg

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U.S. Capitol police officers point their guns at a door that was vandalized in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington.

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Members of congress run for cover as protesters try to enter the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington.

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U.S. Capitol Police stand detain protesters outside of the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington.

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People wear plastic bags s protesters attempt to enter the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington.

U.S. Capitol Police try to hold back protesters
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U.S. Capitol Police try to hold back protesters outside the east doors to the House side of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.

 

Trump supporters try to break through a police
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Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, 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. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Police stand guard after holding off Trump supporters
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Police stand guard after holding off Trump supporters who tried to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, 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. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Supporters of President Donald Trump enter the US
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Supporters of President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol as tear gas fills the corridor on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump pray outside
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Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump pray outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Congress will hold a joint session to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over Trump in November's election. A group of Republican senators have said they will reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appoints a commission to audit the election results. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/TNS)

Police hold off Trump supporters who tried to
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Police hold off Trump supporters who tried to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, 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. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Protesters interact with
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Protesters interact with Capitol Police inside the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

A US Capitol police officer wears agas mask
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A US Capitol police officer wears agas mask as supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo by Saul LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the
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Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol as smoke fills the corridor on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. There are no reports of tear gas being used at the Capitol. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo by Saul LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Supporters of President Donald Trump rally at the
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Supporters of President Donald Trump rally at the state Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Police stand guard after holding off Trump supporters
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Police stand guard after holding off Trump supporters who tried to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, 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. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the
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Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification.

Protesters gesture to U.S. Capitol Police in the
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Protesters gesture to U.S. Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, near the Ohio Clock.

Trump supporters try to break through a police
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Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington.

With the White House in the background, people
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With the White House in the background, people arrive to listen to speakers Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, at a rally in support of President Donald Trump called the "Save America Rally."

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