13 PHOTOS: DC prepares for inauguration with armed National Guard troops, razor wire fences

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By 1010 WINS

Washington, DC is busily preparing for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday in anticipation for those excited about the change in power, and those who may pose a threat to the nation's capital.

Armed National Guard troops are flooding the city, workers are surrounding the U.S. Capitol with razor wire, and communications towers are being set up to help protect against any potential retaliation against the new presidency.

At the same time, shops are being stocked with inaugural souvenirs, buildings are adorned with banners congratulating Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and their supporters are happily walking around the nation's capital in attire to show support for the duo.

These photos were taken Thursday, and illustrate the city's preparations.

Workers put concertina razor wire along the top of the 8-foot 'non-scalable' fence that surrounds the U.S. Capitol the day after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Thousands of National Guard troops have been activated to protect the nation's capital against threats surrounding President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration and to prevent a repeat of last week’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Workers put concertina razor wire along the top of the 8-foot 'non-scalable' fence that surrounds the U.S. Capitol the day after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Thousands of National Guard troops have been activated to protect the nation's capital against threats surrounding President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration and to prevent a repeat of last week’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Photo credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Kyriaki Chris, of Virginia, displays a Biden shirt while standing for a photo near the Lincoln Memorial on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Due to security concerns, the National Mall will be closed on Inauguration Day, as people are encouraged to view inaugural events from their home.
Kyriaki Chris, of Virginia, displays a Biden shirt while standing for a photo near the Lincoln Memorial on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Due to security concerns, the National Mall will be closed on Inauguration Day, as people are encouraged to view inaugural events from their home. Photo credit Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images
Workers put concertina razor wire along the top of the 8-foot 'non-scalable' fence that surrounds the U.S. Capitol the day after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Thousands of National Guard troops have been activated to protect the nation's capital against threats surrounding President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration and to prevent a repeat of last week’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Workers put concertina razor wire along the top of the 8-foot 'non-scalable' fence that surrounds the U.S. Capitol the day after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Thousands of National Guard troops have been activated to protect the nation's capital against threats surrounding President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration and to prevent a repeat of last week’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Photo credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Police tape hangs near the U.S. Capitol on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Security has been increased throughout Washington following the breach of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, and leading up to the Presidential Inauguration.
Police tape hangs near the U.S. Capitol on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Security has been increased throughout Washington following the breach of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, and leading up to the Presidential Inauguration. Photo credit Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images
 A sign welcoming the new President and Vice President is displayed on a building near Freedom Plaza on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Security has been increased throughout Washington following the breach of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, and leading up to the Presidential Inauguration.
A sign welcoming the new President and Vice President is displayed on a building near Freedom Plaza on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Security has been increased throughout Washington following the breach of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, and leading up to the Presidential Inauguration. Photo credit Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images
National Guard troops stand watch at the base of a communications tower on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol the day after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Thousands of National Guard troops have been activated to protect the nation's capital against threats surrounding President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration and to prevent a repeat of last week’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
National Guard troops stand watch at the base of a communications tower on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol the day after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Thousands of National Guard troops have been activated to protect the nation's capital against threats surrounding President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration and to prevent a repeat of last week’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Photo credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Workers put concertina razor wire along the top of the 8-foot 'non-scalable' fence that surrounds the U.S. Capitol the day after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Thousands of National Guard troops have been activated to protect the nation's capital against threats surrounding President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration and to prevent a repeat of last week’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Workers put concertina razor wire along the top of the 8-foot 'non-scalable' fence that surrounds the U.S. Capitol the day after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Thousands of National Guard troops have been activated to protect the nation's capital against threats surrounding President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration and to prevent a repeat of last week’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Photo credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Members of the National Guard prepare to distribute weapons outside the U.S. Capitol on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Security has been increased throughout Washington following the breach of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, and leading up to the Presidential Inauguration.
Members of the National Guard prepare to distribute weapons outside the U.S. Capitol on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Security has been increased throughout Washington following the breach of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, and leading up to the Presidential Inauguration. Photo credit Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images
Biden-Harris Inauguration merchandise is displayed at a store in Union Station on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Due to security concerns, the National Mall will be closed on Inauguration Day, as people are encouraged to view inaugural events from their home.
Biden-Harris Inauguration merchandise is displayed at a store in Union Station on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Due to security concerns, the National Mall will be closed on Inauguration Day, as people are encouraged to view inaugural events from their home. Photo credit Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images
A reporter does a television hit in front of military vehicles near the U.S. Capitol on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Security has been increased throughout Washington following the breach of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, and leading up to the Presidential Inauguration.
A reporter does a television hit in front of military vehicles near the U.S. Capitol on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Security has been increased throughout Washington following the breach of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, and leading up to the Presidential Inauguration. Photo credit Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images
Members of the National Guard stand outside the U.S. Capitol on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Security has been increased throughout Washington following the breach of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, and leading up to the Presidential Inauguration.
Members of the National Guard stand outside the U.S. Capitol on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Security has been increased throughout Washington following the breach of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, and leading up to the Presidential Inauguration. Photo credit Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images
Kyriaki Chris, of Virginia, waves a Biden-Harris flag near the Lincoln Memorial on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Due to security concerns, the National Mall will be closed on Inauguration Day, as people are encouraged to view inaugural events from their home.
Kyriaki Chris, of Virginia, waves a Biden-Harris flag near the Lincoln Memorial on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Due to security concerns, the National Mall will be closed on Inauguration Day, as people are encouraged to view inaugural events from their home. Photo credit Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images

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