In pictures: the inauguration of President Joe Biden

 In pictures: the inauguration of President Joe Biden
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Dawn breaks over the Capitol Building and stage as final preparations are made for the inauguration ceremony in Washington.

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Donald Trump boards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House as he leaves the US capital before the inauguration of his successor.

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Joe Biden and his wife Jill attend mass at the Cathedral of St Matthew the Apostle in Washington before his inauguration.

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A worker vacuums a seating platform in front of the western facade of the Capitol before the 59th presidential inauguration.

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George W Bush, former US president, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, Barack Obama, former president, and his wife Michelle arrive for the inauguration.

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A woman jumps for a picture by the ‘Field of Flags’ in front of the Washington Monument, where usually there would be crowds of thousands for the ceremony marking the start of a new presidency.

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Joe Biden and his wife Jill walk out of the Capitol for the inauguration.

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Lady Gaga makes her way through the Capitol to the inauguration platform to sing the US national anthem.

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The reduced and socially distanced audience during the inauguration.

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Singer Jennifer Lopez gestures to the crowd during the inauguration, where she performed.

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Kamala Harris, with her husband Doug Emhoff, is sworn in as the 49th US vice-president as Joe Biden looks on, moments before he took his own oath of office.

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Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th US president by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the family’s 19th-century Bible.

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President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address on the front of the Capitol.

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First Lady Jill Biden embraces her husband after his inaugural address.

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American poet Amanda Gorman recites her work ‘The Hill We Climb’ during the inauguration.

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President Joe Biden hugs First Lady Jill Biden, son Hunter and daughter Ashley.

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Friends and supporters of the Carter G Woodson African American Museum in St Petersburg, Florida, cheer as Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice-president.

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Guests cheer during a watch party for the inauguration ceremony at Manuel’s Tavern in Atlanta, Georgia.

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In his first duties as president, Joe Biden signs an inauguration declaration and a series of nominations for cabinet and sub-cabinet roles in the Presidents’ Room at the US Capitol, as vice-president Kamala Harris watches

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