Supporters of Donald Trump began to gather on Friday (20 January 2017) in the US capital of Washington, DC and the city's National Mall for the inauguration ceremony, where he is to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

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Supporters of Donald Trump gather in the foreground of the US capital, where Trump is to be sworn in as the nation's 45th president, in Washington, DC on 20 January 2017Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

In a ceremony likely to draw 900,000 people, including protesters, Trump and his vice-president, Mike Pence, are to take the oath of office at midday (17.00 GMT) outside the domed US Capitol building, with US chief justice John Roberts presiding.

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Supporters of Donald Trump gathers in the foreground of the Washington Monument on the National Mall prior to Trump's inauguration as the nation's 45th president in Washington, DCShannon Stapleton/Reuters

Many supporters travelled thousands of miles to attend the ceremony. Rob Cortis, who was interviewed by Reuters, towed a bulky, metal 45-foot structure welded to two wheels and bedecked with red, white and blue signs echoing Donald Trump's campaign themes more than 20,000 miles across the country. He called the trailer the 'Trump Unity Bridge'.

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Rob Cortis of Detroit, Michigan driving his modified Trump Unity Bridge trailer through downtown Washington, DCJames Lawler Duggan/Reuters
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A supporter of Donald Trump standing in the foreground of the Washington Monument on the National Mall before Trump is to be sworn in in Washington, DCShannon Stapleton/Reuters
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A supporter of Donald Trump attending an Inaugural Concert event at the Lincoln Memorial at the National Mall in Washington, DCShannon Stapleton/Reuters
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People watching as Donald Trump speaks during a welcome celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DCBrendan Smialowski/AFP
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Supporters of Donald Trump attending an Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial at the National Mall in Washington, DCShannon Stapleton/Reuters

Supporters of the soon-to-be-president are not restricted to the US: people in Ukraine, India and Russia are also showing their support to the Republican. In this gallery, IBTimesUK presents some of the best photos of Trump supporters across the globe in the days leading up to the inauguration ceremony:

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Dane Censer, a supporter of Donald Trump from San Luis Obispo, California standing with a sign along the parade route on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DCShannon Stapleton/Reuters
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A supporter of Trump displaying a placard at the National Mall in Washington, DCJewel Samad/AFP
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Richard Balles, deputy mayor of Johnson City, New York sitting atop a motorcycle on Detroit, Michigan resident Rob Cortis' modified Trump Unity Bridge trailer in downtown Washington, DCJames Lawler Duggan/Reuters
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Supporters waiting on the street outside as Donald Trump delivers remarks at a luncheon with his cabinet members and congressional leaders inside Trump International Hotel in Washington, DCJonathan Ernst/Reuters
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Donald Trump supporters driving through downtown in Washington, DCSpencer Platt/Getty Images
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Supporters of Donald Trump attending an Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial at the National Mall in Washington, DCShannon Stapleton/Reuters
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Supporters of Donald Trump arriving on the National Mall for the presidential inauguration in Washington, DCDominick Reuter/AFP
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Traditional Russian wooden nesting dolls, Matryoshka dolls, depicting outgoing US president Barack Obama and Donald Trump are displayed for sale in Saint Petersburg, RussiaOlga Maltseva/AFP
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An employee polishing traditional Russian wooden nesting dolls, Matryoshka dolls, depicting Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a gift shop in central MoscowAlexander Nemenov/AFP
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Activists gathering on the occasion of the inauguration of Donald Trump as they ask the new US presidential administration to support Ukraine, outside the US embassy in Kiev, UkraineGleb Garanich/Reuters
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Magdalena Kammermeier working on a snow portrait of Donald Trump in her garden in Wenzenbach near Regensburg, southeastern GermanyArmin Weigel/AFP
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Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik giving the final touches to his sand sculpture of Donald Trump at Puri Beach, 45 miles away from Bhubaneswar, IndiaAFP/Getty
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Right-wing activists of India's Hindu Sena party posing with a poster of Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (third from left) during an event in New DelhiSajjad Hussain/AFP