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Top moments from Biden's inauguration

Last updated on: January 21, 2021 02:57 IST
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Scenes from Inauguration Day in Washington, DC as Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.

Doug Emhoff, US Vice President Kamala Harris, Jill Biden and US President Joe Biden wave as they arrive on the East Front of the US Capitol for the inauguration. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
 

US President Joe Biden greets former US President Barack Obama after Biden's inauguration in Washington. Earlier, Obama tweeted his congratulations to Biden in a tweet, saying, "Congratulations to my friend, President @JoeBiden! This is your time." Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

US Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff share a moment with the crowd. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

US Vice President Kamala Harris applauds US President Joe Biden after he delivered his inaugural address on the West Front of the US Capitol. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Singer Lady Gaga is escorted by Marine Captain Evan Campbell as she arrives to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the inauguration. Gaga, a vocal critic of the Trump administration, tweeted shortly before the ceremony that she wanted her performance to provide a moment of coming together after the divisions of the last four years. "Singing our National Anthem for the American People is my honour," she wrote. "I will sing during a ceremony, a transition, a moment of change - between POTUS 45 and 46. For me, this has great meaning." Photograph: Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty Images

Lady Gaga sings the National Anthem at the inauguration. The artist wore a black and red ball gown with a gold dove near her shoulder and a long train. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez sings during the inauguration of Joe Biden. She sang a medley of This Land is Your Land and America the Beautiful - addressing the crowd in Spanish part way through her performance, declaring: "Una nación indivisible con libertad y justicia para todos" (one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all). She also managed to squeeze a line of her 1999 club smash, Let's Get Loud, into the performance. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

US President Joe Biden embraces his family First Lady Dr Jill Biden, son Hunter Biden and daughter Ashley after being sworn in during his inauguation. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Amanda Gorman, the nation's first-ever youth poet laureate, delivered a message of the country's resilience through her poem at President Biden's inauguration ceremony. "Being American is more than a pride we inherit. It's the past we step into and how we repair it," Gorman said. "We will not march back to what was, but move to what shall be, a country that is bruised but whole, benevolent but bold, fierce and free. We will not be turned around or interrupted by intimidation because we know our inaction and inertia will become the future," she continued. Typically, Gorman, who is 22 years old, said it takes her days to craft a new poem. She finished this one immediately. "We will rebuild, reconcile and recover," Gorman said in the poem. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff wave goodbye to former Vice-President Mike Pence and his wife. Since former US President Trump broke tradition by refusing to attend Biden's inauguration - a move historically done by outgoing presidents to signal a peaceful transfer of power - the Pences represented the outgoing administration. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

Former US President George W Bush hugs Garth Brooks at the inauguration of US President Joe Biden on the West Front of the US Capitol. Country music star Garth Brooks performed "Amazing Grace". Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

US First Lady Dr Jill Biden, US President Joe Biden, US Vice President Kamala Harris and Douglas Emhoff, husband of US Vice President Harris, attend a Pass in Review ceremony, hosted by the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol after the the 59th Presidential Inauguration. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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