This week, crowds of Americans packed the National Mall as fireworks exploded over the country’s capital city.

It was July 4, Independence Day, and a special one at that. After more than a year of horror from the coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed more than 600,000 American lives, a highly-vaccinated public was gathering together toBut hanging over the evening was the shadow of a previous gathering.

The National Mall hadn’t hosted a crowd that large in almost six months, not since the January 6 Capitol riot, when a mob of Donald Trump’s supporters attempted to stop Congress from certifying Biden’s electoral victory. celebrate a return to normal, according to US President Joe Biden.

The hunt to identify perpetrators is ongoing. The FBI has a special “Capital Violence” page on its website with nearly 1000 pictures and videos of 300 people allegedly involved in the break-in. They’re labeled “unidentified”.

The person who planted two pipe bombs outside the offices of the Democratic and Republican national committees (a move officers suspect was designed to draw them away from Congress) is still on the run.