In pictures: Highlights of the US Capitol violence

At least four deaths have been reported in the clashes

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Smoke fills the walkway outside the Senate Chamber as supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers inside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

In an unprecedented event in the US, thousands of Donald Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol and went on a rampage inside the building. They clashed with the police, resulting in at least four deaths and interrupting a constitutional process to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the election. Here is a photo story which runs through the events at the Capitol Hill.

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An explosion caused by a police munition at the Capitol Building on January 6. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Supporters of President Trump climb a wall at the Capitol Building, January 6. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
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Pro-Trump protesters wave banners during clashes with Capitol police, January 6. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Supporters of President Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building, January 6. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
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People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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U.S. Capitol Police with guns drawn stand near a barricaded door as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

 

 

 

 

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