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Historic Photos From Joe Biden And Kamala Harris’ Inauguration Day Ceremony

The latest images show the new president and vice president as they are sworn into office at an inauguration drastically different from all others.

The day is finally here. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as president and vice president during a historic inauguration ceremony. 

Images from the U.S. Capitol show a scene that is drastically different from previous inaugurations due to security concerns and the global coronavirus pandemic. Crowds are replaced by thousands of flags on the National Mall and socially distanced seating for guests attending the ceremony in person. 

See the latest photos from the inauguration ceremony below. 

President Joe Biden sits in the Oval Office as he signs a series of orders at the White House. 

President Joe Biden hugs First Lady Jill Biden as they arrive at the White House.

Vice President Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff and family walk the abbreviated parade route.

U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden walk the abbreviated parade route to the White House. 

Secret Service members protect U.S. President Joe Biden’s motorcade during the abbreviated parade after Biden’s inauguration.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arlington National Cemetery.

U.S. President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff stand on the east steps of the U.S. Capitol.

National youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman recites a poem. 

Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman recites a poem she wrote for the inauguration. 

Garth Brooks performs at the inauguration.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his inauguration address.

President Joe Biden hugs his son Hunter Biden and daughter Ashley Biden after being sworn in as U.S. president.

President Joe Biden kisses First Lady Jill Biden after his inauguration.

Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. President during his inauguration.

Kamala Harris is sworn in as Vice President of the United States.

Lady Gaga sings the National Anthem at the inauguration.

Lady Gaga arrives to sing the National Anthem.

U.S. President Joe Biden greets former U.S. President Barack Obama upon arriving.

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff applaud arrival of President Joe Biden to his inauguration.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive at his inauguration. 

U.S. President Joe Biden and Jill Biden meet with others at the inauguration. 

U.S. President Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive.

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff wave. 

Vice President Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff arrive to the inauguration.

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff arrive to the inauguration.

U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman arrives at the inauguration.

Former U.S. President George W. Bush and Rep. Jim Clyburn talk at the inauguration. 

Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence arrive.

Former U.S. President George W. Bush and Laura Bush arrive to the inauguration.

Doug Emhoff, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Jill Biden and President Joe Biden wave as they arrive at the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration.

Members of the National Guard look on as American flags decorate the “Field of Flags” at the National Mall ahead of the inauguration.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives for the inauguration of Joe Biden.

Flags decorate the “Field of Flags” at the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol.

Former President Barack Obama, and former first lady Michelle Obama arrive.

A member of the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” looks on ahead of the inauguration.

The military band assembles before the inauguration.

The Seal of the President is hung as preparations are made on the morning of the 59th presidential inauguration ceremony.

President Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff attend a church service before his presidential inauguration, at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Washington.

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