IN PICS: Scenes of violence at US Capitol shock world

Scenes from Capitol Hill shocked the world Wednesday as violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the nation’s halls of power in a brazen attempt to undercut democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House in two weeks.

AP [ Updated: January 07, 2021 9:40 IST ]
  • A mob invading the U.S. Capitol. Police officers with guns drawn inside the House of Representatives. Lawmakers hiding from intruders seeking to overturn a national election.
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    A mob invading the U.S. Capitol. Police officers with guns drawn inside the House of Representatives. Lawmakers hiding from intruders seeking to overturn a national election.

  • 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 baseless claims of election fraud. The president is expected to address a rally on the Ellipse, just south of the White House.
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    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 baseless claims of election fraud. The president is expected to address a rally on the Ellipse, just south of the White House.

  • Trump supporters participate in a rally Wednesday in Washington.
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    Trump supporters participate in a rally Wednesday in Washington.

  • US President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally.
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    US President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally.

  • People listen as US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Washington. 
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    People listen as US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Washington. 

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

  • Police keep a watch on demonstrators who tried to break through a police barrier at the 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.

  • The chaos halted Congress’ constitutionally mandated counting of the Electoral College results, which showed Biden defeated Trump, 306-232. 
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    The chaos halted Congress’ constitutionally mandated counting of the Electoral College results, which showed Biden defeated Trump, 306-232. 

  • In the morning, Trump rallied his supporters outside the White House and urged them to march to the Capitol. Hours later, after they fought police and breached the building, he told them to “go home in peace.”
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    In the morning, Trump rallied his supporters outside the White House and urged them to march to the Capitol. Hours later, after they fought police and breached the building, he told them to “go home in peace.”

  • He described them as “very special people” whose cause he supported. 
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    He described them as “very special people” whose cause he supported. 

  • A woman is helped up by police during a rally at the Capitol in Washington. 
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    A woman is helped up by police during a rally at the Capitol in Washington. 

  • Trump supporters gesture to US Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington.
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    Trump supporters gesture to US Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington.

  • Police try to hold back protesters outside the east doors to the House side of the US Capitol.
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    Police try to hold back protesters outside the east doors to the House side of the US Capitol.

  • People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the US Capitol in Washington.
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    People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the US Capitol in Washington.

  • Lawmakers evacuate the floor as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the US Capitol.
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    Lawmakers evacuate the floor as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the US Capitol.

  • People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the US Capitol
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    People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the US Capitol

  • Lawmakers prepare to evacuate the the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the US Capitol
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    Lawmakers prepare to evacuate the the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the US Capitol

  • Police with guns drawn stand near a barricaded door as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the US Capitol
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    Police with guns drawn stand near a barricaded door as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the US Capitol

  • Police hold protesters at gun-point near the House Chamber inside the US Capitol
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    Police hold protesters at gun-point near the House Chamber inside the US Capitol

  • 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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    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.

  • Papers and other equipment after the House floor was evacuate as protesters tried to break into the House Chamber at the US Capitol
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    Papers and other equipment after the House floor was evacuate as protesters tried to break into the House Chamber at the US Capitol

  • Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the US Capitol
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    Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the US Capitol

  • Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol
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    Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol

  • President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington. Biden has called the violent protests on the US Capitol
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    President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington. Biden has called the violent protests on the US Capitol "an assault on the most sacred of American undertakings: the doing of the people's business."

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