Inauguration Day 2017: In Pictures

January 20, 2017: Hundreds of thousands of people descended on Washington, D.C. on a damp Friday to watch Donald Trump’s inauguration – or to protest it.

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The Capitol Building at sunrise before the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump.

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Workers clean seats below the Capitol dome.

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Protesters gather near the National Mall.

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People gather on the National Mall to witness the inauguration of Donald Trump.

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Trump’s America: Overseen on Pennsylvannia Avenue.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania to the White House.

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The Presidential motorcade drives down Pennsylvania Avenue.

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A protester is dragged away from a public access point to the National Mall prior to the inauguration.

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U.S. President Barack Obama arrives on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration ceremony.

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President-elect Donald Trump pauses as he waits to be introduced on the West Front of the Capitol.

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The swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.

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Inaugural attendees move through demonstrators attempting to block people entering a security checkpoint.

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Donald Trump addresses the crowd.

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A woman protests on the National Mall during the Donald Trump’s swearing-in ceremony. 

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Former president George W. Bush keeps covered in the rain with his wife Laura at the inauguration ceremony.

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Former President Barack Obama waves as he boards a helicopter to depart the US Capitol after the inauguration ceremony.

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First Lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, US Army Maj. General Bradley Becker, Vice President Mike Pence, and Karen Pence look on at the start of the inaugural parade.

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Riot police and protesters at Franklin Square face off.

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