US President-elect Joe Biden, winner of the presidential election, has been sworn in as the 40th President of the United States. Twenty-five thousand troops were deployed at the swearing-in ceremony, while only a thousand guest were invited.
Democratic presidential winner Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.
Attendees at the swearing-in ceremony in the capital were mostly members of Congress and other prominent figures. Biden’s wife Jill Biden, Douglas Amhoff, husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, former President Barack Obama and his wife, former President George W. Bush and his wife, former President Bill Clinton and his wife also attended.
Before the ceremony, singer Lady Gaga sang the national anthem, followed by the swearing in of Joe Biden by Chief Justice John Roberts and the signing of presidential documents. Vice President Kamala Harris also administered the oath of office to Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sutmeyer.