The inauguration on Wednesday for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will look different than previous ceremonies. Given the pandemic and the threat of violence from right-wing extremists, the public has been urged to stay home and will not be allowed to gather at the National Mall.
Instead, inaugural organizers installed nearly 200,000 small U.S., state and territorial flags — dubbed the "Field of Flags." The display is intended to honor the nearly 400,000 Americans killed in the coronavirus pandemic.
See photos of the flag display below from Associated Press photographers.