At noon local time on January 20, Biden was officially sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.
The epidemic is raging, the turmoil and haze… In the heavy army is stationed.
At noon local time on January 20, the inauguration ceremony of the President of the United States was officially held west of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Joe Biden, President-elect and Democrat of the United States, was officially sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.
For the first time in 152 years, the president-elect of the United States was sworn in in the absence of the current president.
At the same time, affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, this is also a “reduced” inauguration ceremony, which is different from previous presidential inauguration ceremonies: the swearing-in ceremony strictly abides by the epidemic prevention rules; the number of people to the ceremony is reduced to 1,000; the National Square is closed to the public; traditional activities such as luncheons, presidential parades, inaugural dances are cancelled…
Following the ceremony, the Bidens proceeded to the White House along Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol.
On January 20, Washington, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris arrived on Capitol Hill with their spouses to attend the inauguration ceremony.
At noon on January 20, Biden was officially sworn in as the 46th president of the United States in the presence of everyone.
Biden was sworn in with a Bible that his family treasured, which he was also used when he was sworn in as vice president in 2009 and 2013, according to CNN.
The swearing-in ceremony was presided over by Chief Justice Roberts of the U.S. Supreme Court, and Biden read out the oath of office under Roberts.
Biden hugs family after being sworn in as president of the United States.
Biden then delivered his inaugural speech, “America has stood a new test, and the United States has risen to the challenge.”
Biden’s inaugural speech has several points: admit that the United States has been “deeply torn apart” and call for “unity”; the United States is experiencing a “dangerous winter” under the coronavirus epidemic, observing a moment of silence for the deceased and will actively fight against the epidemic; it will combat American political extremism, exclusionism and domestic terrorism; rejecting “American isolation” and repairing the alliance with the alliance. Friendship, establish “good contact” with the world again.
In previous years, 200,000 people were invited to attend the presidential inauguration ceremony, but due to the epidemic, each congressman can only bring one guest this year, and the number of people attending the ceremony is only 1,000. Guests are required to take their temperatures and wear masks, and the seats are arranged according to social distancing.
Kamala Harris, 56 years old, was also officially sworn in as Vice President of the United States on the same day. She became the first female vice president in American history.
Three former presidents of the United States, Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama, attended the inauguration ceremony. Carter, 96, the oldest living former president, has announced that he will not attend with his wife. The picture shows former U.S. President Clinton and his wife U.S. Secretary of State Hillary arriving at the presidential inauguration ceremony at the Capitol.
Former U.S. President George W. Bush and his wife arrived at the presidential inauguration ceremony in the Capitol.
Former U.S. President Obama and his wife arrived at the presidential inauguration ceremony in the Capitol.
LadyGaga, a famous American singer, sang the national anthem at the inauguration ceremony.
On January 19, the inauguration ceremony of the 46th President of the United States was ready, and the flags were planted in the National Mall in Washington.
The 191,500-plus flags represent those unable to attend the inaugural ceremony.
January 20, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, USA, strengthened security. After the ceremony, the Bidens routinely followed Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House, but the “sea of people” on both sides of the avenue would be replaced by official escorts.