The Inauguration Of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

By Lauren Crawford

January 20, 2021

January 20, 2021 marked the dawn of a new day. Joe Biden became the nation’s 46th president, and Kamala Harris became the nation's first Black, female and South Asian American vice-president.

Set against a backdrop of a locked-down Washington D.C., Biden and Harris were sworn-into office.

Keep scrolling to see the unforgettable moments from their socially distanced inauguration ceremony.

Marine One with President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump aboard flies past the Washington Monument as it departs the White House ahead of the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.

Doug Emhoff, U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Jill Biden and President-elect Joe Biden wave as they arrive on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol.

Former U.S. President George W. Bush and Laura Bush arrive to the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

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

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton arrives with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Vice President Mike Pence arrives at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

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

U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff greet former U.S. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama as they arrive to the inauguration.

U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris greets Vice President Mike Pence as she arrives to the inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.

Former presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) sits in the bleachers on Capitol Hill before Joe Biden is sworn in.

President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive to the inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.

President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive to the inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.

President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive at the inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden greets former U.S. President Barack Obama upon arriving to Biden's inauguration.

Former President Barack Obama bumps fists with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as they arrive for the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th U.S. President.

Former U.S. President George W. Bush, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), former U.S. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama arrive at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Lady Gaga arrives to sing the National Anthem at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Lady Gaga sings the National Anthem at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Kamala Harris is sworn as U.S. Vice President by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff looks on.

Jennifer Lopez performs "This Land Is Your Land" during the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. President during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.

President Joe Biden hugs his wife Dr. Jill Biden after being sworn in, as their children Hunter Biden and Ashley Biden look on during Biden's inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.

President Joe Biden delivers his inauguration address.

Reverend Dr. Silvester Beaman speaks during a benediction during the inauguration.

Garth Brooks performs "Amazing Grace" at the inauguration.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) during his inauguration.

Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman speaks at the inauguration.

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