Washington: Joe Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris will on Wednesday took oath as the 46th President and 49th Vice-President of the United States of America respectively. Ahead of the inauguration ceremony, Washington DC was essentially  placed under a lockdown, after the US Capitol riot unleashed a wave of fear and unmatched security concerns. However, there have been no specific threats made against Biden.Also Read - Joe Biden Personally Calls Journalist to 'Clear the Air' and Answer His Inflation Query

At the same time, Donald Trump spent his final day applying his power to grant clemency to scores of Americans. He issued pardons more than 100 people, including his former Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon. He also pardoned rapper Lil Wayne, GOP fundraiser Elliot Broidy and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick among others. Also Read - US President Biden, Japanese PM Kishida Discuss China, Nuke Weapons During First Formal Talks

Joe Biden is the oldest person ever sworn in as president of the country. He turned 78 in November 2020. President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in at the West Front of the US capitol during the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony. Also Read - Kamala Harris Will Be My Running Mate In 2024, Says Biden

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    I will be a president for all Americans, those who haven’t voted for us as well: President Joe Biden

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    Today, we celebrate triumph not of a candidate but of a cause, the cause of democracy. People & will of the people have been heard. We have learned again that democracy is precious, democracy is fragile & at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed: US President Joe Biden

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    “This is America’s day, this is democracy’s day, the day of history and hope. Today we celebrate a triumph not of a candidate but of a cause We have learned again that democracy is precious democracy is fragile. Democracy has prevailed,” Joe Biden said.
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    Joe Biden addresses United Nations.

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    Joe Biden takes oath of office. He was sworn in by Chief Supreme Court Justice John Roberts.
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    Kamala Harris takes the oath of office. Harris will officially become the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president. She was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

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    Lady Gaga sings US National Anthem

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    President Donald Trump granted one additional pardon in the final hours of his presidency. “Today, President Donald J. Trump granted a full pardon to Albert J. Pirro, Jr.,” deputy press secretary Judd Deere said in a statement to pool.