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Joe Biden sworn in as US President on Inauguration Day 2021

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Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, following months of bitter resistance from Donald Trump to the outcome of the November presidential election.

The traditional outdoor inauguration ceremony for the new president is set to go ahead – although the threats of further violence coupled with the coronavirus pandemic will scale back the usual celebrations.

Keep watching this livestream for events throughout the day. Here are some key timings:

President-elect Joe Biden, and vice-president elect Kamala Harris, begin their day by attending a church service at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle with their spouses and key Congressional leaders. The service begins at 8.45am (1:45pm GMT). Meanwhile, Donald Trump will hold a farewell ceremony for himself at 8am (1pm GMT) before flying to Florida.

Biden and Harris will travel to the Capitol at 10.30am (3.30pm GMT) before the swearing-in ceremony begins at 11.15am (4:15pm GMT). Biden will be sworn in at noon (5pm GMT) and will deliver his inaugural address after that.

From there, it’s off to a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at 2.25pm (7.45pm GMT) before the pair are escorted to the White House where Biden will start immediately signing Executive Orders, beginning the process of undoing Trump’s four years.

Finally, at 8.48pm (1.48am GMT) Biden and Harris will attend the ‘Celebrating America’ inaugural program where both will speak.

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