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    • Anti-Trump activists make a banner before the protest outside the US Capitol.
    • Police officers stand guard outside the US Capitol building as the House of Representatives votes to impeach Trump.
    • Protesters hold a banner outside the US Capitol.
    • Am anti-Trump protester and police officers outside the US Capitol as the House of Representatives votes to impeach Trump.
    • An anti-Trump activist outside the US Capitol on Washington, DC.
    • Additional National Guard forces arrive to bolster defences at the US Capitol.
    • U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presides over the vote to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, a week after his supporters stormed the Capitol building, on the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington, 13 January 2021.
    • House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer walks on Capitol Hill, 13 January 2021 in Washington, DC.
    • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signs the article of impeachment against President Donald Trump in an engrossment ceremony before transmission to the Senate for trial on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC, 13 January 2021.
    • The signature of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the article of impeachment against President Donald Trump, after an engrossment ceremony before transmission to the Senate for trial on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC, 13 January 2021.
    • A road leading to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, as U.S. President Donald Trump is impeached for a second time, 13 January 2021.
    • An electronic readout shows votes by members of the U.S. Congress, including yes votes by Republican representatives Gonzalez of Ohio, Herrera Beutler, Katko, and Kinzinger, during the vote on the second impeachment of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, 13 January 2021.
    • Jami Raskin walks through the U.S. Capitol before signing the article of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump, in Washington, DC, 13 January 2021.
    • Rep. Vicky Hartzler and Rep. Michael Waltz hand pizzas to members of the National Guard gathered at the Capitol Visitor Centre, 13 January, 2021, in Washington, DC, as the House of Representatives continues with its fast-moving vote to impeach President Donald Trump, a week after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
    • Network monitors inside the White House briefing room display the impeachment proceedings going at the U.S. Capitol against President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Washington.
    • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presents the signed article of impeachment against President Donald Trump in an engrossment ceremony before transmission to the Senate for trial on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, 13 January 2021.
    • U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi presides as the House of Representatives votes to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump for inciting insurrection, a week after a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
    • Light shines on an American flag as seen from the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Wednesday, 13 January 2021.
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    Anti-Trump activists make a banner before the protest outside the US Capitol.

    Political and social life in the United States has been turbulent of late following the 3 November presidential election, which gave Democrat Joe Biden 306 Electoral College votes against Trump's 232.

    After scores of aggressive pro-Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol last week when the US Congress was holding a joint session to officially confirm the results of the presidential election, the outgoing US President has faced growing pressure to resign, not only from the Democratic Party but also from several Republicans. President Donald Trump was impeached for the second time earlier this week for "inciting violence against the government."

    While the House of Representatives voting on the impeachment resolution on Wednesday, anti-Trump activists gathered outside the US Capitol building, which was heavily guarded by police this time, to vent their anger over last week's violence and Trump's policies in general.

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