On Monday, 200,000 flags were set up on the National Mall, representing Americans who can’t travel to the nation’s capital for Inauguration Day.
Lights illuminated the display by night.
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This year’s inauguration will be a scene unlike any before it.
Traditionally, the inauguration features throngs of supporters and well wishers – a boon for the District’s hospitality industry.
In the midst of the pandemic, however, people are being asked to stay home and celebrate the inauguration remotely.
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In addition, a Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol prompted an overwhelming security presence.
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