On this day, January 20th, 2017, the United States watched as a businessman-turned-politician was sworn into the highest office in the nation. Given their new leader's experience (see: lack thereof), many, many citizens don't necessarily see this as a day of celebration, so much so that you can read it all over their faces.
Those seen here are open as a book, albeit a very, very sad one where the main character dies at the end, but in this case, the character is the country. Most here look like they'd prefer to be attending a Hunger Games Reaping Ceremony, and one can't really blame them. After all, when life is stranger than fiction, everyone needs an escape.
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