The Best Photos From The Inauguration Of Joe Biden And Kamala Harris

Out with the old, in with the new.

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The sun rises behind the Capitol building as preparations are made for the 59th inaugural ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President–elect Kamala Harris, Jan. 20, 2021.

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Jill Biden and Joe Biden arrive before his inauguration.

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Preparations continue for the inauguration.

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Vice President–elect Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, arrive for the inauguration.

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National Guard members stand on the National Mall near the Capitol before the inauguration.

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Dance team members from Howard University wait at Freedom Plaza for the start of the inauguration parade.

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A woman sells T-shirts with images of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris near the Capitol.

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Former president Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, arrive at the inauguration.

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From left: Doug Emhoff, Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, Joe Biden, Sen. Roy Blunt, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar walk into the Capitol.

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Harris fist-bumps Obama.

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Someone wearing a "Biden–Harris 2020" face mask waits in line at a security checkpoint before the start of the inauguration.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders sits in the bleachers on Capitol Hill.

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Inauguration attendees are seated and spread out.

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National Guard members gather near the Capitol.

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Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president as her husband, Doug Emhoff, looks on and holds a Bible.

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Lady Gaga arrives to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the inauguration.

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Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible.

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Biden fist-bumps Harris.

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President Joe Biden kisses first lady Jill Biden.

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President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address.

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National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman speaks at the inauguration.

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President Joe Biden embraces Dr. Jill Biden.

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Doug Emhoff, Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and Joe Biden wave from the Capitol steps.

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Thousands of flags are planted on the field on the National Mall for the inauguration.