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Images Show National Guard Deployment to Secure the U.S. Capitol After Riots

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  • The National Guard was called in to protect the Capitol in the days after pro-Trump rioters rampaged through the building.
  • The House of Representatives is proceeding Wednesday with its second impeachment of President Donald Trump.

The National Guard was called in to protect the Capitol in the days after pro-Trump rioters rampaged through the building. The attack, which came during a joint session of Congress to confirm Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory, shook the nation and left at least five people dead. The House of Representatives is now proceeding with its second impeachment of President Donald Trump for inciting the insurrection.

A National Guardsman on patrol outside the U.S. Capitol

A member of the National Guard mounts guard near the U.S. Capitol building, as the House of Representatives debates impeaching U.S. President Donald Trump a week after his supporters stormed the Capitol building in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2021.
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A member of the National Guard mounts guard near the U.S. Capitol building, as the House of Representatives debates impeaching U.S. President Donald Trump a week after his supporters stormed the Capitol building in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2021.

Speaker Pelosi addresses National Guard outside U.S. Capitol

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., stands in front of a National Guard troop as she speaks, on the East Entrance of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 13, 2021.
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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., stands in front of a National Guard troop as she speaks, on the East Entrance of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 13, 2021.

National Guard troops stand at attention in front of the U.S. Capitol

Members of the National Guard gather at the U.S. Capitol as the House of Representatives prepares to begin the voting process on a resolution demanding U.S. Vice President Pence and the cabinet remove President Trump from office, in Washington, January 12, 2021.
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Members of the National Guard gather at the U.S. Capitol as the House of Representatives prepares to begin the voting process on a resolution demanding U.S. Vice President Pence and the cabinet remove President Trump from office, in Washington, January 12, 2021.

Guardsmen receive weapons

Members of the National Guard are given weapons before Democrats begin debating one article of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2021.
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Members of the National Guard are given weapons before Democrats begin debating one article of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2021.

Armed members of the Guard

Members of the National Guard are given weapons before Democrats begin debating one article of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2021.
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Members of the National Guard are given weapons before Democrats begin debating one article of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2021.

A guardsman checks firearms outside the Capitol

A member of the National Guard holds a pistol before Democrats begin debating one article of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2021.
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A member of the National Guard holds a pistol before Democrats begin debating one article of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2021.

Guard members move boxes of food

Members of the National Guard move boxes of food at the U.S. Capitol as Democratic members of the House prepare an article of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, U.S., January 12, 2021.
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Members of the National Guard move boxes of food at the U.S. Capitol as Democratic members of the House prepare an article of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, U.S., January 12, 2021.

Guardsmen move around the grounds of the Capitol

Members of the National Guard walk outside of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.
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Members of the National Guard walk outside of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.

Members of the Guard rest in the Rotunda

Members of the National Guard rest in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.
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Members of the National Guard rest in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.

Guardsmen rest inside the Capitol

Members of the National Guard rest in the U.S. Capitol on January 13, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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Members of the National Guard rest in the U.S. Capitol on January 13, 2021 in Washington, DC.

Guardsmen walk near a row of riot shields and body armor laid out on the Capitol lawn

Members of the National Guard stand in front of riot shields and body armor on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.
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Members of the National Guard stand in front of riot shields and body armor on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.

Members of the Guard rest in the Capitol Visitors Center

Members of the National Guard rest in the Capitol Visitors Center on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 13, 2021, ahead of an expected House vote impeaching US President Donald Trump.
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Members of the National Guard rest in the Capitol Visitors Center on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 13, 2021, ahead of an expected House vote impeaching US President Donald Trump.

Guard members sleep on the floor of the Capitol

Members of the National Guard rest in the Capitol Visitors Center on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 13, 2021, ahead of an expected House vote impeaching US President Donald Trump.
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Members of the National Guard rest in the Capitol Visitors Center on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 13, 2021, ahead of an expected House vote impeaching US President Donald Trump.

Guardsmen sleep in a stairwell of the Capitol

Members of the National Guard rest in a hallway of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.
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Members of the National Guard rest in a hallway of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., walks past members of the Guard as they rest on the Capitol floor

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Democrat of Maryland, walks past members of the National Guard as he arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 2021, ahead of an expected House vote impeaching U.S. President Donald Trump.
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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Democrat of Maryland, walks past members of the National Guard as he arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 2021, ahead of an expected House vote impeaching U.S. President Donald Trump.

Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., leads a tour for Guard members

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) leads a tour for members of the National Guard as Democrats debate one article of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2021.
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U.S. Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) leads a tour for members of the National Guard as Democrats debate one article of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2021.

A Guardsman stands in front of the Capitol

Members of the National Guard gather at the U.S. Capitol as the House of Representatives prepares to begin the voting process on a resolution demanding U.S. Vice President Pence and the cabinet remove President Trump from office, in Washington, January 12, 2021.
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Members of the National Guard gather at the U.S. Capitol as the House of Representatives prepares to begin the voting process on a resolution demanding U.S. Vice President Pence and the cabinet remove President Trump from office, in Washington, January 12, 2021.

Guard members seen through windows damaged during the insurrection at the Capitol

Damage is seen on a door at the US Capitol, from the January 6 riots, as members of the US National Guard arrive outside on January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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Damage is seen on a door at the US Capitol, from the January 6 riots, as members of the US National Guard arrive outside on January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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