The inauguration of President Joe Biden
President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive at his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2021. Win McNamee/Pool via REUTERS
Fireworks are seen above the White House. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden watch fireworks from the balcony of the White House. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States as his wife Jill Biden holds a Bible on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
President Joe Biden kisses first lady Jill Biden as they stand at the North Portico of the White House, in Washington, January 20, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
Kamala Harris bumps fists with President-elect Joe Biden after she was sworn in as Vice President. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool
President Joe Biden signs executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
Kamala Harris is sworn in as U.S. Vice President. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
A general view of the Capitol during the inauguration. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
From left, Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, Senator Roy Blunt, R-MO, President-elect Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff, arrive at the steps of the Capitol ahead of the inauguration. Melina Mara/Pool
Security personnel are reflected in glass as Vice President Mike Pence attends the inauguration. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool
Vice President Kamala Harris and husband Douglas Emhoff exchange words with former Vice President Mike Pence and wife Karen Pence after the inauguration. David Tulis/Pool via REUTERS
President Joe Biden speaks after being sworn-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool
Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden kiss after he was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Former President George W. Bush, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama arrive. Caroline Brehman/Pool via REUTERS
President Joe Biden hugs former President Barack Obama during the inauguration. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem. Patrick Semansky/Pool
Jennifer Lopez greets Vice President Kamala Harris. Tasos Katopodis/Pool via REUTERS
Lady Gaga sings the National Anthem. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden arrive for the inauguration. Win McNamee/Pool via REUTERS
Edwina Rose prays while holding a flag, the Bible and the U.S. Constitution on Inauguration Day in Washington. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs
Dana Clark, middle, holds her son Mason, as she and her son Johnathan Clark, 9, left, sister Mary Young, mother Gaynelle Hawkins, and husband Johnathan Clark watch the ceremonies in Slidell, Louisiana. REUTERS/Kathleen Flynn
President Joe Biden embraces his family after he was sworn in. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
First lady Jill Biden places her hands on President Joe Biden during the inauguration. Kevin Dietsch/Pool
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris greets former President Barack Obama. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Senator Bernie Sanders attends the inauguration. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool
Former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton arrive. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool
President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the "Celebrating America" event at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Pool
A person stands next to fencing as fireworks illuminate the sky above the Washington Monument. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Vice-President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff attend the "Celebrating America" event at the Lincoln Memorial. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Pool
Katy Perry (foreground) performs in front of a firework display during the "Celebrating America" event at the Lincoln Memorial. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Pool
Sen. Amy Klobuchar speaks during the inauguration. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris gestures towards Vice President Mike Pence ahead of the inauguration. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
President-elect Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff salute as they arrive at the Capitol. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama arrive. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Vice President Kamala Harris waves during the Inauguration Day parade. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
President Joe Biden signs three documents including an Inauguration declaration, cabinet nominations and sub-cabinet nominations, as Vice President Kamala Harris watches in the Presidents Room at the U.S. Capitol. Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via REUTERS
President Joe Biden swears in presidential appointees in a virtual ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
President Joe Biden salutes as Vice President Kamala Harris, former President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former President George W. Bush's wife Laura Bush put their hands on...more
President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala D. Harris, Major General Omar J. Jones, first lady Jill Biden, former President Bill Clinton with wife, former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, former President George W. Bush with his wife Laura Bush,...more
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden receive Presidential Escort to the White House. Doug Mills/Pool via REUTERS
Members of Howard University Showtime Marching Band warm up at Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue ahead of the Inauguration Day parade. REUTERS/Allison Shelley
President Joe Biden talks with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser as he walks along Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House. Doug Mills/Pool via REUTERS
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden walk toward the North Portico of the White House. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
Members of the South Shore Drill Team perform during a virtual parade on Inauguration Day from Chicago, Illinois. Biden Inaugural Committee/Handout via REUTERS
President Joe Biden salutes as first lady Jill Biden puts her hand over her heart during the pass in review after the inauguration ceremony. REUTERS/Mike Segar
People participate in a Hawaiian chant in a virtual parade on Inauguration Day from Hawaii. Biden Inaugural Committee/Handout via REUTERS
Members of the Mariachi Joya de Las Vegas High School perform during a virtual parade on Inauguration Day from Las Vegas, Nevada. Biden Inaugural Committee/Handout via REUTERS
Kaitlyn Saunders performs a skate routine at Black Lives Matter Plaza during a virtual parade on Inauguration Day from Washington. Biden Inaugural Committee/Handout via REUTERS
Members of Chinese American Community Center participate in a virtual parade on Inauguration Day from Delaware. Biden Inaugural Committee/Handout via REUTERS
Officer Eugene Goodman named acting deputy sergeant of arms of the Capitol Police escorts Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as they arrive for the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on the West Front of the U.S....more
President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala D. Harris, and second gentleman Doug Emhoff depart after the inauguration. Melina Mara/Pool via REUTERS
Members of the U.S Marine Corps marching band take part in the Inauguration Day parade. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
National Guard members salute in front of the U.S. Capitol building during the inauguration. REUTERS/Allison Shelley
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden hug as they arrive at the North Portico of the White House. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS
The audience social distancing during the inauguration. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Audience use blankets during the inauguration of Joe Biden. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Joe Biden is sworn in during the inauguration. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff wave after the inauguration. REUTERS/Mike Segar
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Mike Pence watch as Lady Gaga steps off the stage after performing the National Anthem. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS
Jennifer Lopez is escorted before performing. Saul Loeb/Pool
Vice President Mike Pence and his spouse Karen arrive for the inauguration. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett arrive. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former baseball player Alexander Rodriguez before the inauguration. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff arrive for the inauguration. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool
Former President George W. Bush with Rep. Jim Clyburn before the inauguration. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
President-elect Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, her husband Doug Emhoff, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and Senator Amy Klobuchar arrive at the Capitol. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Military personnel stand along Pennsylvania Avenue as President-elect Joe Biden's motorcade arrives at the Capitol. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
President-elect Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff attend a church service before his presidential inauguration, at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Washington. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart the White House to board Marine One on Inauguration Day. REUTERS/Leah Millis
President Donald Trump speaks at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Tiffany Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, Eric Trump with his wife Lara, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wave as they board Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews to fly to Florida. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Former President Donald Trump reacts in a car as he drives past supporters in West Palm Beach, Florida, after departing Washington. REUTERS/Marco Bello
Air Force One is seen on the tarmac before the departure ceremony of President Donald Trump at the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
A man wrapped with a Confederate flag walks near the security perimeter ahead of the inauguration in Washington. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
The office of the White House press secretary sits empty on Inauguration Day morning. REUTERS/Leah Millis
The "Field of flags" is seen on the National Mall in front of the U.S. Capitol building ahead of inauguration ceremonies. REUTERS/Allison Shelley
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