See the Striking and Stirring Photos from President Joseph Biden's Celebratory Inauguration

Joseph R. Biden Jr. took the oath of office on Jan. 20 in a ceremony that included performances by Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga as well as some presidential reunions

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Doug Emhoff, U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Jill Biden and President-elect Joe Biden
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Not long before their swearing in, Doug Emhoff, Vice President Kamala Harris, Dr. Jill Biden and President Joe Biden wave as they arrive on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration.

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U.S. President-elect Joe BIden and his wife Jill Biden arrive for the inauguration
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President Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden hold hands as they arrive for the inauguration on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) arrives at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden
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Senator Bernie Sanders arrives at the inauguration on Wednesday.

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US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (R) arrives for the inauguration of Joe Biden
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United States Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi arrives for the inauguration of Joe Biden with her husband, Paul Pelosi.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton arrives with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden
The Clintons arrive at the U.S. Capitol. Rob Carr/Getty Images

Former President Bill Clinton arrives with wife and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

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Former U.S. President George W. Bush and Laura Bush
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Former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush arrive to the inauguration on Wednesday.

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden
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Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama arrive at the inauguration on Wednesday.

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Former U.S. President George W. Bush, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), former U.S. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama arrive at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden
From left: George W. Bush, Nancy Pelosi, and Barack and Michelle Obama at Wednesday's presidential inauguration at the U.S. Capitol. Tasos Katopodis/Getty

Former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama laugh with Michelle Obama and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Former U.S. President George W. Bush talks with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett as they arrive at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Former President Bush talks with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett as they arrive at the inauguration on Wednesday.

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fist bump greetings
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Barack Obama and Alex Rodriguez — there to support his fiancée, performer Jennifer Lopez — shake hands as they arrive for the inauguration.

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corey booker, rosario dawson
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Senator Cory Booker and his girlfriend, actress Rosario Dawson, wear matching masks to the inauguration on Wednesday.

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U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff arrive to the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC
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Incoming Vice President Kamala Harris waves with husband Doug Emhoff as the pair arrives to the inauguration.

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Michelle Obama Barack Obama Kamala Harris
The Obamas greet Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff. Susan Walsh/AP/Shutterstock

Barack Obama fist bumps Doug Emhoff while Michelle Obama greets Kamala Harris.

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US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris (L) and incoming Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff speak with Former US President Barack Obama as they arrive for the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th US President on January 20, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff greet former President Barack Obama. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty

Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff are greeted by former President Barack Obama

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Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris (L) greets stepchildren Cole Emhoff and Ella Emhoff
Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris (L) greets stepchildren Cole Emhoff and Ella Emhoff. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty

Kamala Harris hugs her step-children, Cole and Emma Emhoff, as she arrives at the inauguration.

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U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris greets Vice President Mike Pence as she arrives to the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC
Vice President Kamala Harris greets outgoing Vice President Mike Pence. Alex Wong/Getty

Kamala Harris greets Vice President Mike Pence.

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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden arrive to Biden's inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC
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Joe and Jill Biden prepare to walk the Capitol steps on Wednesday.

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US President-elect Joe Biden (R) and incoming US First Lady Jill Biden arrive for his inauguration as the 46th US President, on the West Front of the US Capitol in Washington
Center, from left: Joe and Jill Biden arrive at his inauguration on Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol. CHANG W. LEE/POOL/AFP via Getty

Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive for the inauguration.

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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden arrive to Biden's inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC
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Jill Biden waves as she and her husband arrive at his inauguration ceremony.

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Inauguration of President Joseph Biden in Washington DC
Incoming Vice President Kamala Harris (right) applauds new President Joe Biden (left) as he arrives at the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration on Wednesday. Andrew Harnik/Shutterstock

The crowd applauds as President-elect Joe Biden arrives at the U.S. Capitol.

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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, left, greets former U.S. President Barack Obama, right, with a fist bump during the 59th presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 20
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Joe Biden gets a fist bump from friend Barack Obama ahead of his swearing in.

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Joe Biden Sworn In As 46th President Of The United States At U.S. Capitol Inauguration Ceremony

Senator Amy Klobuchar, a member of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, speaks during the inauguration of Joe Biden.

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Joe Biden Sworn In As 46th President Of The United States At U.S. Capitol Inauguration Ceremony

Senator Roy Blunt follows Senator Klobuchar and speaks at Joe Biden's inauguration.

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Lady Gaga sings the National Anthem at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC
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Lady Gaga arrives to sing the national anthem.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Lady Gaga arrives to sing the National Anthem at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden
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Lady Gaga sings the national anthem ahead of Joe Biden's swearing in.

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Jennifer Lopez is escorted to the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC
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Jennifer Lopez wears suffragette white as she is escorted to the inauguration.

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Jennifer Lopez sing during the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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Jennifer Lopez sings a rendition of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land," before transitioning into "America the Beautiful."

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Kamala Harris is sworn in as Vice President of the United States as her husband Doug Emhoff looks on during the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington
Kamala Harris (left) is sworn in as vice president on Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol. Alex Wong/Getty

Kamala Harris is sworn in as Vice President of the United States.

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Kamala Harris is sworn in as Vice President of the United States as her husband Doug Emhoff looks on during the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington
Vice President Kamala Harris takes the oath of office. Rob Carr/Getty

Harris is the first female, Black American and person of South Asian descent to be elected Vice President in the history of the United States.

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Kamala Harris (L), with her husband Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, (C) is sworn in by Justice Sonia Sotomayor (R) as US President-elect Joe Biden look on as the 49th US Vice President by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on January 20, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris takes the oath of office. ANDREW HARNIK/POOL/AFP via Getty

Harris's husband, Doug Emhoff, held the bible for his wife as she was sworn in. Emhoff with be the first Second Gentleman of the United States.

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Vice President Kamala Harris greets President-elect Joe Biden after being sworn in by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff
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Joe Biden fist bumps his Vice President, Kamala Harris, after she is sworn in.

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59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC
A socially distanced crowd sits at the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration of Joe Biden on Wednesday. Patrick Semansky/UPI/Shutterstock

A socially distanced crowd sits at the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration.

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59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC
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A socially distanced crowd watches from the lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

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The view of the U.S. Capitol prior to President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. taking the oath of office as the 46th President of the United States at the Capitol in Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
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The view of the U.S. Capitol prior to President Joseph R. Biden Jr. taking the oath of office.

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Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. President as his wife Dr. Jill Biden looks on during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC
Joe Biden (left) is sworn in as president, with his family looking on, at Wednesday's inauguration at the U.S. Capitol. Rob Carr/Getty

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.

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Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. President as his wife Dr. Jill Biden looks on during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC
Joe Biden (left) is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States at his inauguration Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol. Alex Wong/Getty

Jill Biden holds the Bible as Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.

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Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts, as Jill Biden and their children Ashley and Hunter look on on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington
Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts, as Jill Biden and their children Ashley and Hunter look on. Andrew Harnik - Pool/Getty

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts, as Jill Biden and their children Ashley and Hunter look on.

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Joe Biden Sworn In As 46th President Of The United States At U.S. Capitol Inauguration Ceremony
President Joe Biden embraces his family First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, son Hunter Biden and daughter Ashley after being sworn in during his inauguration. Drew Angerer/Getty

President Joe Biden embraces First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, son Hunter Biden and daughter Ashley after being sworn in.

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Dr. Jill Biden reacts after her husband, President Joe Biden was sworn in during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021
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Jill Biden shows support to her husband, President Joe Biden.

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021
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President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

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Garth Brooks performs at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021
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Garth Brooks sings "Amazing Grace" after the swearing in of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

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Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman speaks at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021
Poet Amanda Gorman reads "The Hill We Climb," which she wrote for Joe Biden's inauguration, on Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol. Alex Wong/Getty

Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman speaks at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden.

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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris leaves after she was inaugurated along with President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris leaves after she was inaugurated along with President Joe Biden. Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty

Vice President Kamala Harris leaves after she was inaugurated along with President Joe Biden.

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Lady Gaga Barack Obama
Lady Gaga and Barack Obama. Alex Wong/Getty

Former President Obama gives Lady Gaga a hug.

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Supporters of President Joseph Biden celebrate as they listen to him speak during the presidential inauguration on January 20, 2021
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Supporters of President Joseph Biden celebrate as they listen to him speak during the presidential inauguration.

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Supporters of President Joseph Biden celebrate as they listen to him speak during the presidential inauguration on January 20, 2021
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People celebrate as they listen to Biden speak during the presidential inauguration.

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Joe Biden Sworn In As 46th President Of The United States At U.S. Capitol Inauguration Ceremony
President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address from the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Tasos Katopodis/Getty

President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.

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Joe Biden Sworn In As 46th President Of The United States At U.S. Capitol Inauguration Ceremony
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The view looking onto the National Mall as President Joe Biden delivers his inauguration speech.

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Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC
The inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. Joe Raedle/Getty

President Biden and Vice President Harris leave the Capitol following the inauguration.

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Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DCU.
President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris. Joe Raedle/Getty

President Biden salutes as he, First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff leave the Capitol.

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President Joe Biden signs three documents including an inauguration declaration, cabinet nominations and sub-cabinet nominations in the President's Room at the US Capitol after the inauguration ceremony, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington
President Joe Biden (center), with Vice President Kamala Harris (right), as he signs three documents including an Inauguration declaration, cabinet nominations and sub-cabinet nominations on Wednesday. JIM LO SCALZO/POOL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

President Joe Biden signs three documents, including an inauguration declaration, cabinet nominations and sub-cabinet nominations in the President's Room at the U.S. Capitol as Vice President Kamala Harris watches.

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