Biden becomes 46th US president
After vowing to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States, Joe Biden has officially been sworn in as the 46th US president. He took the oath of office on a Bible that has been in his family since 1893
Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice-president as her husband Doug Emhoff holds the Bible.
She is the first woman, as well as the first black and South Asian American, to serve as US vice-president.
Joe Biden officially becomes the new President of the United States at an inauguration ceremony in Washington.
Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, calling the historic victory alongside the first female and woman of colour Vice President Kamala Harris a win for democracy.
Biden has officially become the 46th president of the United States.
Biden took the oath of office just before noon Wednesday during a ceremony at the US Capitol.
The presidential oath was administered by US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
Biden was sworn in using a Bible that has been in his family since 1893 and was used during his swearing-in as vice president in 2009 and 2013.
History was made at Biden’s side, as Kamala Harris became the first woman to be vice president.
The ceremony in which presidential power is transferred is a hallowed American democratic tradition.
And this time it serves as a jarring reminder of the challenges Biden faces: The inauguration unfolds at a US Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago, encircled by security forces.
It’s devoid of crowds because of the threat of the coronavirus pandemic.