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PIX: Fireworks light up Washington to conclude Biden inauguration

By THE REDIFF NEWS BUREAU
January 21, 2021 12:39 IST
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Fireworks lit up the sky behind the Washington Monument to mark the end of Inauguration Day for United States President Joe Biden.

Biden and first lady Jill Biden watched the end of the day's events from a balcony in the White House on Wednesday night.

The Bidens' grandchildren danced and clapped on the balcony.

While the coronavirus pandemic and security concerns in Washington vastly scaled back inaugural events, organizers created a celebratory atmosphere with live and recorded celebrity performances, ending with singer Katy Perry.

Here are some of the glimpses.

 

Fireworks are seen above the White House after the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States in Washington. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Fireworks are seen during the "Celebrating America" event at the Lincoln Memorial after the inauguration. Photograph: Erin Scott/Reuters

A flock of geese flies through fireworks exploding over the Washington after Biden-Harris inauguration. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden watch fireworks from the White House after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States. Photograph: Tom Brenner/Reuters

Singer Katy Perry performs at the "Celebrating America" event in this still image from video. Photograph: Biden Inaugural Committee/Handout via Reuters

Fireworks burst over the Washington Monument during the "Celebrating America" event. Photograph: Tom Brenner/Reuters

Fireworks are seen over the National Mall during the "Celebrating America" event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden watch a fireworks display beside family and staff members from the Truman Balcony of the White House. Photograph: Tom Brenne/Reuters

Fireworks are seen over the National Mall. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Smoke rising after fireworks exploded over the skyline after the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters
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