Biden sworn-in as 46th US President; Kamla Harris makes history as first black, American- Indian woman vice-president

Joe Biden has been sworn-in as the 46th President of the United States of America.

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

He was sworn-in at the inauguration event on the West Front of the US Capitol in Washington on January 20.

Kamala Harris is sworn as U.S. Vice-President next to her husband Doug Emhoff and Joe Biden during the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Likewise, Kamala Harris was sworn-in as the vice-president making her the first black, first South-Asian American and the first woman to hold the post.

 

President-elect Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff salute as they arrive ahead of the inauguration of Biden, in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Outgoing President Donald Trump did not attend the inauguration ceremony attended by other past presidents – George W Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

Outgoing Vice-President Mike Pence, however, was present at the swearing-in.

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