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The viral imagery from January 6 reveals the deepest 2020 feeling we tried to deny

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The threat of armed protests is escalating before the Biden inauguration

Members of the National Guard in the Capitol rotunda on January 11. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Getty Images

Pastors who preached Christian nationalism and Trump’s promise from God are complicit in this violence

Supporters of Donald Trump pray outside the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The day started with a rally. It ended with death, destruction, and the agonizing certification of the 2020 election.

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10 a.m.: Pro-Trump rally begins on White House lawn

For years I’ve braced myself for a potential foreign attack on the Capitol. I never thought the invaders would be U.S. citizens.

Pro-Trump extremists break the windows of the Capitol building. Photo: Pacific Press/Getty Images

What happened was a result of months’ worth of post-election conspiracy theories and incitement to action

Photo: Probal Rashid/Getty Images

And lots of other countries where the leader and his followers have stormed the gates

The Kapp Putsch on March 13, 1920 in Berlin, Germany. Photo: ullstein bild Dtl./Getty Images

President Trump and Senate Republicans fomented this violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol

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A staffer on Capitol Hill describes a state of confusion and uncertainty where we most need stability

Photo illustration, photos: 4X-image/Getty Images, Richard Sharrocks/Getty Images

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