People listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Washington DC (Image: AP/Evan Vucci)

The men and women in these photos, Donald Trump's most ardent, extremist followers, stormed the US Capitol today in a brazen attempt to stop the democratic transition.

They call themselves patriots, but the flags they fly, and the symbols they use, show us where their loyalties really lie.

First, let's break down the image at the top of this story.