Dawn breaks over the Capitol building and on the stage as final preparations are made for the dedication ceremony in Washington.
Donald Trump boards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House as he leaves the U.S. capital before the inauguration of his successor.
Joe Biden and his wife Jill attend mass at St. Matthew the Apostle’s Cathedral in Washington before his investiture.
A worker vacuums a platform of seats in front of the west facade of the Capitol before the 59th presidential inauguration.
Former US President George W. Bush, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Former President Barack Obama, and his wife Michelle arrive for the inauguration.
A woman jumps for a photo by the “field of flags” in front of the Washington Monument, where there would typically be thousands of people for the ceremony marking the start of a new presidency.
Joe Biden and his wife Jill walk out of the Capitol for the inauguration.
Lady Gaga makes her way through the Capitol to the inauguration platform to sing the US national anthem.
The audience is small and socially distant during the inauguration.
Singer Jennifer Lopez waves to the crowd at the inauguration, where she performed.
Kamala Harris, with her husband Doug Emhoff, is sworn in as the 49th U.S. Vice President in front of Joe Biden moments before being sworn in.
Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th US President by Chief Justice John Roberts while Jill Biden holds the family’s 19th century Bible.
President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address at the front of the Capitol.
First Lady Jill Biden kisses her husband after his inaugural address.
American poet Amanda Gorman recites her work “The Hill We Climb” at the opening.
President Joe Biden kisses First Lady Jill Biden, son Hunter and daughter Ashley.
Friends and supporters of the Carter G Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg, Fla., Applaud as Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president.
Guests applaud during a lookout party for the ribbon cutting ceremony at Manuel’s Tavern in Atlanta, Georgia.
In his first tenure as president, Joe Biden signs an inaugural statement and a series of cabinet and deputy cabinet appointments in the Presidents’ Room at the U.S. Capitol, as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on.