Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th President of the United States

Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday. That marks the end of Republican President Donald Trump’s tumultuous four-year term at the White House.

At a glittering ceremony in the US capital, Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath of office to 8-year-old Joe Biden.

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With his hand on a five-inch thick heirloom Bible that has been in his family for more than a century, Biden took the oath of office administered by US Chief Justice John Roberts that binds the president to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”.

Biden, 78, became the oldest US president in history at a scaled-back ceremony in Washington that was largely stripped of its usual pomp and circumstance, due both to the coronavirus and security concerns following the Jan 6 assault on the US Capitol by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump.

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