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In pictures: the inauguration of President Joe Biden

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Dawn breaks over the Capitol building and on the stage as final preparations are made for the dedication ceremony in Washington.

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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.

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Joe Biden and his wife Jill attend mass at St. Matthew the Apostle’s Cathedral in Washington before his investiture.

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A worker vacuums a platform of seats in front of the west facade of the Capitol before the 59th presidential inauguration.

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Former US President George W. Bush, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Former President Barack Obama, and his wife Michelle arrive for the inauguration.

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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.

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Joe Biden and his wife Jill walk out of the Capitol for the inauguration.

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Lady Gaga makes her way through the Capitol to the inauguration platform to sing the US national anthem.

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The audience is small and socially distant during the inauguration.

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Singer Jennifer Lopez waves to the crowd at the inauguration, where she performed.

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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.

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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.

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President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address at the front of the Capitol.

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First Lady Jill Biden kisses her husband after his inaugural address.

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American poet Amanda Gorman recites her work “The Hill We Climb” at the opening.

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President Joe Biden kisses First Lady Jill Biden, son Hunter and daughter Ashley.

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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.

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Guests applaud during a lookout party for the ribbon cutting ceremony at Manuel’s Tavern in Atlanta, Georgia.

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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.


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