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Inauguration Day: Joe Biden is sworn in as 46th US president - as it happened

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were officially sworn in as US president and vice president during a historic inauguration in a highly fortified Washington

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were officially sworn in as US president and vice president during a historic inauguration in a highly fortified Washington.

The ceremony came only two weeks after a violent insurrection at the US Capitol by pro-Trump rioters.

Ms Harris became the first woman vice president of the US.

In his first hours as president in the Oval Office, Mr Biden signed more than a dozen executive orders on issues including immigration, Covid-19, the environment and the economy.

Former president Donald Trump skipped the inauguration of Mr Biden, a first in modern history. Here's how the day unfolded:

Updated: January 21, 2021 04:26 PM

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