Joseph Robinette Biden Jr has been sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.
Chief Justice John Roberts administered the 35-word oath of office to Biden where he formally inherited the powers of the presidency.
Everyone in attendance, including the President, wore masks and guests sat apart in the audience.
Hours after his inauguration Joe Biden signed 17 executive orders and directives to dismantle the most controversial pieces of his predecessor’s legacy.
“There’s no time to start like today,” Biden told reporters, as he signed the actions.