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Photos: National Guard Troops Are Patrolling the Capitol Building in Force

The odd sight of a military camping the hallways of democracy

Photos: National Guard Troops Are Patrolling the Capitol Building in Force

With 15,000 members of the National Guard deployed after last week’s assault on the US Capitol by right-wing extremists, there are more troops patrolling the center of nation’s capital than in Iraq or Afghanistan. DC’s police chief today announced that the number will grow to 20,000.

Washingtonian photographer Evy Mages spent the day walking the halls of Congress herself, witnessing the strange spectacle of a military force encamped in the epicenter of civilian democracy.





















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