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Biden inauguration in pictures

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Published: 09:33, 21 January 2021   Update: 09:43, 21 January 2021
Biden inauguration in pictures

On the eve of the inauguration, the National Mall in Washington was seen covered in flags, representing the people who are not able to attend the event this year due to Covid restrictions

Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th US President - here are some of the best photos from inauguration day.

President Biden sits in the Oval Office at the White House before he signs 15 executive orders aimed at boosting the federal response to the coronavirus crisis

President Biden swore in presidential appointees during a virtual ceremony in the Oval Office

President Joe Biden waved to supporters before he and First Lady Jill Biden entered the White House

Earlier in the day, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th US President by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, with his wife Jill by his side

 

Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff walked with their family down Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House

 

Kamala Harris was sworn in as Vice-President of the United States as her husband Doug Emhoff looked on

President Biden took his oath on a Bible that has been in his family since 1893 and was also used each time he was sworn in as Delaware senator. The book itself is five inches (12.5cm) thick with a Celtic cross on the cover

After his swearing-in, President Biden gave his inaugural speech, saying: "We learned again that democracy is precious. Democracy is fragile and at this moment, my friends, democracy has prevailed." During his speech, Biden held a silent moment of prayer for those who have died in the Covid-19 pandemic

Inside the Capitol, President Biden signed the Inauguration Day proclamation and nominations for his cabinet and sub-cabinet

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris went on to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Lady Gaga also took to the stage to sing the US national anthem

Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama were among the guests at the inauguration

Former President Bill Clinton also arrived with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush were shown to their seats before the swearing-in ceremony

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