Joe Biden has been sworn in as the brand new US president, with Kamala Harris his vice chairman.
The ceremony was in contrast to every other, with out the standard crowds on the Nationwide Mall because of the coronavirus pandemic, and held amid unprecedented safety.
Listed here are a few of the footage of the day.
Two weeks earlier the Capitol was being stormed by rioters, however the morning of the inauguration it was an image of calm – decked within the stars and stripes – with flags as an alternative of individuals stretching down the well-known Nationwide Mall.
As Washington acquired set for its large day, Donald Trump landed in Florida the place he shall be primarily based any longer – at his Mar-a-Lago resort.
The massive query on many individuals’s lips is how vocal will the previous president be any longer – and can he attempt a political comeback in future.
President Biden, Vice President Harris and their spouses gathered a number of hours earlier than their large second in Washington DC.
Donald Trump snubbed the ceremony however Mike Pence, the previous vice chairman, was there.
Woman Gaga gave a robust rendition of the nationwide anthem earlier than the president took his oath.
Jennifer Lopez and nation singer Garth Brooks additionally carried out because the world – and lots of former presidents – appeared on.
American poet Amanda Gorman additionally gave a studying.
Ms Harris was sworn in by Supreme Court docket justice Sonia Sotomayor, and My Biden by the chief justice, John Roberts.
The brand new president positioned his hand on a household bible as he took the oath.
Barack Obama was on the occasion to see his long-time former deputy change into president.
The pair embraced as 78-year-old Mr Biden lastly achieved his political ambition.
The brand new president’s inauguration speech was a rallying call for unity within the US after a turbulent 4 years underneath his predecessor.
Safety for the inauguration was at never-before-seen ranges amid fears of an assault or disruption by Trump supporters.
Some 25,000 Nationwide Guard have been stationed in DC and lots of roads within the centre of town have been locked down.
Kamala Harris and her nice niece later walked by means of town’s streets, whereas Mr Biden was pushed by the Secret Service to the White Home.
As he arrived at his new house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, he and his spouse Jill embraced.
Mi Biden later acquired his first style of sitting behind the Oval Workplace desk as president and started signing orders to roll again a few of Mr Trump’s insurance policies.