Biden becomes president of the United States
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U.S. President-elect, DemocratBiden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States in Washington on the 20th.
On January 20, in the capital of the United States in Washington Capitol Hill, Biden took office as the 46th President of the United States Speech at the ceremony. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Liu Jie
At the inauguration ceremony on Capitol Hill, 78-year-old Biden completed the oath under the leadership of Chief Justice Roberts of the Federal Supreme Court. He then delivered an inaugural speech of about 20 minutes, saying that the United States is currently facing a series of crises and challenges such as the raging new crown epidemic, increasing social inequality, systemic racism, and climate change. Biden called for national unity, and at the same time stated that he would combat political extremism, white supremacy and domestic terrorism.
On January 20th, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, Biden (front left) took the The 46th president was sworn in at the inauguration ceremony. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Liu Jie
The US Vice President-elect Harris was also sworn in on the same day, becoming the first female Vice President in US history.
In order to prevent and control the epidemic and prevent the occurrence of violent incidents, the number of people attending the inauguration ceremony and the ceremony has been significantly reduced compared with the past. Many traditional activities such as celebration parades have been changed to online or cancelled. Washington was heavily guarded that day, and the Pentagon deployed 25,000 members of the National Guard to help strengthen security. US states have also taken preventive measures against possible violence.
On the 6th of this month, a group of demonstrators who were dissatisfied with the results of the presidential election forcibly broke into the U.S. Congress, interrupted the certification process of the election results by the Senate and the House of Representatives, and killed at least five people. According to US media reports, before the inauguration ceremony on the 20th, the Federal Supreme Court, located near the Capitol, received another bomb threat.
The outgoing president Trump broke American political conventions and did not attend Biden’s inauguration. He left the White House in the early morning of the 20th to go to his residence in Sealake Manor, Florida. Prior to this, Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives on suspicion of inciting riots on Capitol Hill, becoming the first US president to be impeached twice during his term.
On January 20, Harris (front left) was sworn in as Vice President of the United States at the inauguration ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Liu Jie
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