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The U.S. Capitol complex was shut down for about an hour on Monday out of an abundance of caution after a small fire broke out nearby, underscoring security jitters days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

A member of the military rushes past, as people are evacuated back inside after an "external security threat" prior to a dress rehearsal for U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol.

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Preparations are made prior to a dress rehearsal for the 59th inaugural ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at the U.S. Capitol.

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Members of an honor guard evacuate the inuaguration stand during an "external security threat" prior to a dress rehearsal for the 59th inaugural ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden.

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Law enforcement secure an area after an "external security threat" forced an evacuation prior to a dress rehearsal for the 59th inaugural ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden.

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Aubrie Didenedetto helps place American flags on the National Mall as the U.S Capitol Building.

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Security fences block off traffic near the White House in Washington, DC.

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Stand-ins for President-elect Joe Biden, Traci Pough, right, and Vice President-elect Khamala Harris, Shana Chandler, left, during a rehearsal for the inauguration ceremony, at the Capitol in Washington.

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An empty street is seen near the White House in Washington, DC.

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A view is seen at the US Capitol during the dress rehearsal in advance of the Inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden at the US Capitol in Washington.

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Members of security look on as they evacuate after an "external security threat" prior to a dress rehearsal for the 59th inaugural ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden.

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Honor guard file in prior to a dress rehearsal for the 59th inaugural ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden.

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Members of the military stand around prior to a dress rehearsal for the 59th inaugural ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden.

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Preparations are made prior to a dress rehearsal for the 59th inaugural ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden.

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Members of the National Guard stand watch outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

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A law Enforcement member stands guard due to a reported security threat during the rehearsal for U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol.

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National Guard troops walk in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center during a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony.

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Stand-ins for Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence participates in a dress rehearsal for the 59th inaugural ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at the U.S. Capitol.

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