Following Wednesday's chaos, photos and videos of the aftermath within the Capitol have been shocking viewers online...

It's safe to say it's been a historical couple of days in the world of U.S politics.

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As the plans for Biden's presidency begin to unfold, tensions amongst the pro-Trump community have escalated.

While it's taken weeks for the president himself to concede to Biden...

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His supporters have been fueling the flames behind his various election fraud allegations.

And on Wednesday, those tensions reached a breaking point.

On January 6th, during which a joint session of Congress convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden’s election win, lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate as pro-Trump rioters broke into the U.S Capitol Building.

Hundreds of rioters forced their way into the prestigious building...

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Breaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"

The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...

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And photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.

A group of rioters even broke into Pelosi's office...

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With one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.

From this, more violence ensued...

As rioters clashed with the few police officers in presence.

The scenes shocked people all over the globe...

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And the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.

Shortly afterward, it was confirmed that there had been fatalities within the Capitol.

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Chief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference.

It quickly emerged that one female rioter had been shot dead by police...

However, details surrounding the other 3 fatalities remain unclear. "One adult female and 2 adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies on or around Capitol grounds," Contee said, "which resulted in their deaths."

From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.

The president was repeatedly urged to appear on national television to order his supporters to stand down.

He instead issued a series of tweets...

Where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side," and to "remain peaceful."

Hours after his supporters had stormed the Capitol, however, Trump finally released a video telling them:

"Go home, we love you, you’re very special."

Photographs and videos of Wednesday's scenes continue to circulate online...

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Many of which show the aftermath of the siege.

The videos and images of the aftermath have been quick to go viral on Twitter.

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And show the extent of the damage that was done within the building.

Rioters left various messages throughout the building.

As well as lengthier notes...

Various pictures of broken glass have been released.

Broken furniture can be seen in some of the photographs...

A bust of Zachary Taylor has a red substance smeared on it.

Footage of the clean-up was also shared...

This video gives a more detailed look.

For more on Wednesday's riot, scroll on...