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Biden takes office with call to end ‘uncivil war’


  1. Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th US president at the US Capitol in Washington
  2. Vice-President Kamala Harris has taken her oath too – becoming the first woman to hold that position
  3. In his first speech, Biden says “this is democracy’s day” and that the US “has much to do in this winter of peril, much to repair”
  4. The new president says the country must confront the rise of white supremacy, and reject manufactured facts
  5. Guests at the ceremony included former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton – and former Vice-President Mike Pence
  6. Lady Gaga sang the US national anthem, and singers Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks performed
  7. Amanda Gorman, 22, who was the first National Youth Poet Laureate, became the youngest poet to perform at a presidential inauguration
  8. Some 25,000 troops were scheduled to guard the ceremony after a deadly riot at the Capitol earlier this month
  9. Donald and Melania Trump have left the White House for the last time, aboard the Marine One helicopter
  10. Trump spoke at a military send-off at Joint Base Andrews before flying to his resort in Florida
    • culled from BBC NEWS