Inaugural Photo Gallery
Photos from the inaugural week's ceremonies in Washington D.C., Jan 18-21, 2017. All photos by Cory Vaillancourt/Smoky Mountain News.
Parking was banned in many parts of Washington, D.C. during the inaugural weekend festivities.
The flag of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians hangs outside the office of Congressman Mark Meadows, R-Asheville.
The East Front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
The West Front of the U.S. Capitol.
Chairs for President Trump’s swearing-in ceremony are set up near the West Front of the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 19.
The Newseum on Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C.
A security checkpoint controlling access into the restricted zone on the morning of Jan. 20.
Thousands pack the general admission section of the Capitol Grounds before President Trump takes the oath of office.
Tape covers a sign on a portable toilet on the Capitol grounds.
The West Front of the Capitol during the inauguration ceremony.
Trash and newspapers being burnt by protestors on K Street across from Franklin Square.
Protestors in Franklin Square stand atop a bus shelter just before violence erupts.
D.C. police in full riot gear blocking access to K Street.
The Washington Monument on the morning of Jan. 21, during the Women’s March on Washington.
Marchers from Savannah, Ga. carry signs painted by artist/activist Panhandle Slim.
Competing viewpoints battle for attention during the Women’s March on Washington.
Some at the Women’s March on Washington donned elaborate outfits to make their point.