Fri. Feb 26th, 2021

Joe Biden’s Jnr and Kamala Harris were this afternoon sworn in as the 46th President and Vice President of the United States. The inauguration on Wednesday was conducted at a solemn ceremony amid a heavy security presence in Washington, with the areas around the Capitol and downtown streets closed to the public and tens of thousands of National Guard troops mobilized in a massive show of force.

46th president of the United States Joe Biden hugs Jill Biden after being sworn in
First Lady Jill Biden places her hands on U.S. President Joe Biden
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at the inauguration
Former U.S. President Barack Obama embraces U.S. President Joe Biden

After his Swearing in by the Chief Justice Roberts of the US Supreme Court, President Biden gave a speech the crux of which asked for unity across all divides with a poignant call for an end to what he called “an uncivil war” going on in his country. He opined that “Politics does not have to be a raging fire,” referring to the acrimony that greeted the last Presidential election.

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