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Inauguration Day of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in pictures

Take a look at scenes from the swearing in of the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, and his vice president, Kamala Harris.

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his inauguration address
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Joe Biden, now the 46th president of the United States, delivers his inauguration address on the West Front of the US Capitol on Jan. 20. As you'll see, the ceremony was unusual, given that it unfolded during the COVID-19 pandemic, and with exceptional security measures in place following the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump. The crowd was limited, and masked, to combat the spread of the coronavirus. And the National Guard patrolled the area in case of further attempts to interfere with the transfer of power.

Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. President
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Biden is sworn in as US president, with wife Jill Biden at his side. 

Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. President by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts
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Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts administers the oath of office to Biden as Vice President Mike Pence watches. Outgoing President Donald Trump refused to attend.

Kamala Harris is sworn in as Vice President of the United States
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Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president of the United States, with husband Doug Emhoff at her side. Harris is the first woman, and the first person of color, to become vice president.

Kamala Harris is sworn is as U.S. Vice President
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Harris taking the oath of office.

Lady Gaga sings the National Anthem at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden
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Lady Gaga sings the national anthem. 

Guests attend the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol
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Guests at the inauguration, with the National Mall and the Washington Monument in the background. 

Flags at the Biden/Harris inauguration
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Flags line the National Mall before the start of the inauguration. 

Members of the National Guard gather near the U.S. Capitol
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Members of the National Guard gather near the Capitol before the inauguration. 

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive
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Joe and Jill Biden step out to the West Front of the US Capitol for the swearing-in.

Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman
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Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman speaks at the inauguration.

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Jill and Joe Biden at the Capitol, wearing masks. 

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris looks on during the inauguration
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Harris looks on during the inauguration. 

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden
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Joe Biden gestures as Jill applauds.

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Outgoing Vice President Mike Pence and wife Karen Pence arrive.

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Former President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama arrive.

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Former President George Bush and wife Laura Bush arrive.

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Former President Bill Clinton and wife Hillary Clinton arrive.

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar will have a turn at the podium Wednesday during the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden
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Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar speaks during the inauguration.

Jennifer Lopez looks on during the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden
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Jennifer Lopez sings a medley of patriotic songs including This Land Is Your Land.

Former Vice president Mike Pence applauds as U.S. President Joe Biden is congratulated
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Pence (right) applauds as Biden is congratulated by his wife, Jill, after being sworn in.

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and First Gentleman Douglas Emhoff
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Harris and her husband, second gentleman Douglas Emhoff, wave from the Capitol steps after the inauguration.

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