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Insurrection: Startling Images Capture Mob of Trump Supporters Storming Capitol Hill Forcing Evacuation, Lockdown

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Images few Americans imagined they might ever see flooded the airwaves Wednesday, as a mob rioting on behalf of the sitting president of the United States of America led to a lockdown and evacuation of Capitol Hill.

Here are just a few of the stunning images captured Wednesday.

U.S. Capitol police officers point their guns at a door that was vandalized in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)1
Supporters of President Donald Trump enter the U.S. Capitol as tear gas fills the corridor. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
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Supporters of President Trump protest in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

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A supporter of President Trump inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
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Police hold back supporters of President Trump as they gather outside the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
A U.S. Capitol police officer wears a gas mask as supporters of President Trump entered the Capitol. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
A supporter of President Trump sits inside the office of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as he protested inside the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
A U.S. Capitol police officer shoots pepper spray at a demonstrator attempting to enter the U.S. Capitol during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Photographer: Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump breach a door of the U.S. Capitol as a joint session of Congress to count the votes of the 2020 presidential election takes place in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Photographer: Erin Scott/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Demonstrators breaches barricades to enter the U.S. Capitol during a protest at the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images