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In photos: Trump impeached in historic vote

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi presides over Resolution 755, Articles of Impeachment Against President Donald J. Trump
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presides over the articles of impeachment against President Trump Wednesday. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The House voted largely along party lines to impeach President Trump Wednesday night for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after a daylong debate. Here's how the historic drama unfolded for Trump, Republican and Democratic lawmakers, and American voters, in photos.

The vote count is projected on the walls of the House of Representatives
The count is projected on the walls of the House of Representatives as Pelosi presides over voting on the second article of impeachment. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (L) shakes hand with Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) as she presides over the House of Representatives as they vote on the second article of impeachment
Pelosi and Republican Rep. Mark Meadows during the vote on the second article. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
 Leslie Baca reacts as she watches members of the House prepare to vote on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump
A woman watches the House prepare to vote on a television at a coin laundry in Denver. Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images
Representative Jeff Van Drew chats with colleagues
Rep. Jeff Van Drew, who's expected to switch from the Democrats to the Republicans and who opposed both articles of impeachment, speaks with colleagues in the House. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images
Michael Wille, left, and Ethan Cusey hold opposing impeachment protest signs outside of the US Capitol
Two men hold opposing impeachment protest signs outside of the Capitol as House members debate charging the president. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images
President Trump rallies Michigan supporters as the impeachment vote is held.
President Trump rallies Michigan supporters as the impeachment vote is held. Photo: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images
 Republican Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) speaks on the floor as House of Representatives
Republican Whip Rep. Steve Scalise speaks on the House floor as during vote on the second article. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Members of the public wait in line for their chance to be allowed into the public viewing area of the House
Members of the public wait in line for their chance to be allowed into the public viewing area of the House as during the impeachment debate. Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images
The impeachment proceedings air on a television at a bar in Austin, Texas.
The impeachment proceedings air on a television at a bar in Austin, Texas. Photo: Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images
ep. Jim Jordan, (R-OH) is seen following the House of Representatives vote to impeach President Donald Trump on December 18
Republican Rep. Jim Jordan following the vote. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images
 People watch the impeachment debate in Times Square on December 18, 2019 in New York
People watch the impeachment debate in New York City's Times Square. Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images
Chairman of House Intelligence Committee Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) does a television interview after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump
House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff gives a TV interview at the House. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
People rally in support of the impeachment of US President Donald Trump in front of the US Capitol
People rally in support of the impeachment of the president in front of the Capitol during House impeachment proceedings. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images
Pelosi with (L-R) Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA), Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY) and other committee chairs
Pelosi is flanked by Schiff to her left and, to her right, Ways and Means Chair Richard Neal and Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Eliot Engel at the Capitol. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Editor's note: This article has been updated with more photos.

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