Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as President and Vice President of the United States on Wednesday in a ceremony that was unlike any the country has witnessed before. Under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic and the recent siege on Capitol Hill, the ceremony took place under the watchful eye of nearly 250,000 National Guard soldiers and without the usual cheering crowds gathered along the National Mall.
“Today, on this January day, my whole soul is in this: bringing America together, uniting our people, uniting our nation,” Biden said in his inaugural address. He spoke moments after Harris made history by becoming the first female, black and Indian American Vice President in US history.
Donald Trump did not attend the ceremony, making him the country’s first president to skip his successor’s inauguration in over a century.
Here are some standout moments from the ceremony
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