Joe Biden was sworn in as President of the United States | Political news


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Biden succeeds Donald Trump at a time of deep division in the country, which is reeling from COVID-19.

Joe Biden was sworn in as President of the United States, entering the White House at a time of deep division in the country.

Biden was sworn in on Wednesday at a reduced inauguration due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 400,000 people in the United States.

Vice president Kamala harris, the first woman and the first person of color to hold the post, was sworn in shortly before Biden.

In an extremely rare gesture, Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, chose not to attend the ceremony.

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