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Wednesday's inauguration, coming two weeks to the day after the insurrection on the Capitol, will be unlike any other in living memory, writes NPR's Michel Martin. Above, the Capitol building is seen as workers prepare for the inauguration ceremony for Barack Obama in 2013. J. Countess/Getty Images hide caption

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The Things I'll Miss Most On An Inauguration Day Unlike Any Other

As the inauguration nears, the Capitol has become a fortress. The fences surrounding it, writes NPR's Michel Martin, "are the hallmarks of a country at war, and most tragically, at war with itself."

Wednesday's inauguration, coming two weeks to the day after the insurrection on the Capitol, will be unlike any other in living memory, writes NPR's Michel Martin. Above, the Capitol building is seen as workers prepare for the inauguration ceremony for Barack Obama in 2013. J. Countess/Getty Images hide caption

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The Things I'll Miss Most On An Inauguration Day Unlike Any Other

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