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Inside the US Capitol, as seen by AFP Photographer Saul Loeb

AFP photographer Saul Loeb captured some of the most iconic photos from inside the US Capitol when a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed Congress. In an interview outside Congress the day after, he talks about his eventful day, starting with a security officer telling him how quiet it was in the morning to initially thinking only a dozen protesters made it inside, and finally what happened when "hundreds and hundreds of protesters [were] streaming into the Rotunda from seemingly every direction." Loeb then describes what it was like inside Nancy Pelosi's highly-secure office after it was breached, where he captured a rioter with a foot on a desk and a note left behind that read "We will not back down."

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