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Here’s a shot of what the National Mall looks like right now

There’s still plenty of space on the Mall for inauguration attendees. The white rectangle down the middle of the photograph depicts the plastic panels set down to protect the grass on the National Mall.

Live coverage of Trump’s inauguration
The U.S. Capitol frames the backdrop over the stage during a rehearsal of President-elect Donald Trump’s swearing-in ceremony this week in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Donald Trump will be sworn in Friday during an inauguration that’s expected to draw between 700,000 and 900,000 people. Security officials said there are 63 demonstration groups, pro and con, also expected Friday. Follow our liveblog for updates through this afternoon’s inaugural parade.

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