Visitors Descend On Washington Ahead Of Trump Inauguration

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Rows of chairs stretch across the lawn on the West side of the U.S. Capitol with a view of the National Mall and the Washington Monument early on Jan. 15, 2017 in Washington, D.C., five days ahead of the inauguration President-elect Donald Trump. (Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images)
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Donald Trump supporters and protesters are making their way to the nation’s capital as pre-inauguration events get underway on Thursday. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday.

Meanwhile, Senate confirmation hearings continue for Trump’s cabinet picks. Here & Now‘s Robin Young checks in with NPR’s Ron Elving (@NPRrelving) for the latest.

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