See the historic new Congress arrive on Capitol Hill

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The 116th Congress officially convened Thursday. In this new Congress, Democrats have taken control of the US House of Representatives, while Republicans continue to hold their majority in the US Senate. Dozens of senators and representatives made historic firsts as they were sworn in.

More than a dozen documents and books — including the US Constitution, the Eastern Orthodox Bible and the Quran — were used to swear in officials of various ethnic and religious traditions.

More than a dozen documents and books — including the US Constitution, the Eastern Orthodox Bible and the Quran — were used to swear in officials of various ethnic and religious traditions.

Democrats Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota are the first Muslim women elected to serve in Congress.

Women across the country wore traditional Palestinian clothing to honor Tlaib’s arrival on Capitol Hill.

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