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The National Guard on duty at the Washington Capitol

Security has been increased in Washington, particularly in the Capitol area, where Joe Biden will take office on January 20. Members of the National Guard are on duty in and around the Capitol. | Image source: SAMUEL CORUM / EPA-EFE / Shutterstoc

Members of the National Guard at the Washington Capitol

Security has been increased in Washington, particularly in the Capitol area, where Joe Biden will take office on January 20. Members of the National Guard are on duty in and around the Capitol.

Members of the National Guard at the Washington Capitol

According to the Ministry of Defense, up to 15,000 National Guard soldiers were allowed in the capital to support other security forces until Biden’s inauguration.

Members of the National Guard at the Washington Capitol

The soldiers first got acquainted with the place.

Members of the National Guard at the Washington Capitol

The chapter is the seat of Congress – the legislature of the United States.

Members of the National Guard at the Washington Capitol

Several members of Congress undertook a brief tour of the National Guard Chapter.

Members of the National Guard at the Washington Capitol

Many members of Congress personally greeted the soldiers.

Members of the National Guard at the Washington Capitol

The others provided them with food and drink.

Members of the National Guard at the Washington Capitol

Where only deputies and visitors are otherwise allowed to walk, the National Guard has now taken its place for itself.

Members of the National Guard at the Washington Capitol

The mood in the Capitol has been relaxed so far.

Members of the National Guard at the Washington Capitol

The soldiers first calm down on the floor of the Capitol.

Members of the National Guard at the Washington Capitol

Soldiers try to sleep in full gear on the hard floor.

Members of the National Guard at the Washington Capitol

These National Guardsmen rest under the bust of Abraham Lincoln – the 16th President of the United States.

Members of the National Guard at the Washington Capitol

They use every space.


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