A black metal fence surrounds the US Capitol building. Behind the grated alloy, National Guard troops stand idle.
Their presence a week before the inauguration of president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris is unusual but not surprising. It is a show of force meant to deter any new attempts at protest or insurrection.
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