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PHOTOS: Flags Take The Place Of Crowds On National Mall For Biden's Inauguration

A view of the U.S. Capitol and National Mall on Monday night. (Joe Raedle/Pool via AP)
A view of the U.S. Capitol and National Mall on Monday night. (Joe Raedle/Pool via AP)
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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.

Workers place flags on the National Mall on Monday. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Workers place flags on the National Mall on Monday. (Alex Brandon/AP)
American flags are placed on the National Mall ahead of the presidential inauguration. (Alex Brandon/AP)
(Alex Brandon/AP)
Workers use their body weight to hold down a large American flag placed on the National Mall, with the U.S. Capitol behind them. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Workers use their body weight to hold down a large American flag. (Alex Brandon/AP)
State flags are placed on the National Mall ahead of the inauguration. (Alex Brandon/AP)
State flags are placed on the National Mall ahead of the inauguration. (Alex Brandon/AP)
State flags including the Tennessee state flag, in front, on the National Mall. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Tennessee state flags are placed on the National Mall on Monday. (Alex Brandon/AP)
A view of the U.S. Capitol and National Mall on Monday night. (Joe Raedle/Pool via AP)
A view of the U.S. Capitol and National Mall on Monday night. (Joe Raedle/Pool via AP)
(Alex Brandon/AP)
(Alex Brandon/AP)
(Joe Raedle/Pool via AP)
(Joe Raedle/Pool via AP)

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