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US DC National Mall Lights
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Summary: 'Field of Flags' display lights up National Mall
Story No: 4306732
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS , US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 01/19/2021 01:18 AM
People: Joe Biden
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The completed "Field of Flags" display on the National Mall in Washington DC was lit up by powerful beacons on Monday.

The display was organised by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to mark the upcoming swearing-in of President-elect Joe Biden.

Echoing the "America United" theme of inauguration week, the display features 191,500 US flags and 56 pillars of light.

The pillars symbolise every US state and territory, according to the Committee.

It added the display represented all Americans unable to travel to Washington DC to attend the inauguration due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Washington DC - 18 January 2021

++NIGHT TIME++

1. Various of display lighting up

2. Dome of the Capitol

3. Display lighting up

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Washington DC - 18 January 2021

++NIGHT TIME++

4. White House

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Washington DC - 18 January 2021

++NIGHT TIME++

5. Display lighting up

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Washington DC - 18 January 2021

6. STILLS Various of display being installed

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USA-Inauguration/National Guard/Security
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Summary: USA-Inauguration/National Guard/Security
Story No: cctv043449
Source: China Central Television (CCTV)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 01/19/2021 10:26 AM
People: Joe Biden
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The United States is stepping up security in Washington, D.C., with thousands of national guard troops on standby to reinforce security at President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, which will be held on Wednesday.

Thousands of police officers and National Guard troops have been stationed throughout the city as workers set up metal fences and barriers around the White House and the Capitol building to avoid further possible violent clashes in the coming days.

The security alert area delineated in the urban area has been completely blocked, and the fence of the block is high, and only those who hold inauguration passes are allowed to enter.

"If you don't have the inauguration pass, you can't come in. Only the people who [have the approved] paperwork to get the inauguration passes can come in," said a guard.

The tense atmosphere is making some residents anxious.

"Everybody is freaking out, the tension is high," said Aadilah, local resident.

"The national guard you can tell just coming in even through bridges and through any part of the city are very present. They seem to have shut down almost all of the downtown area," said Dylan, a local resident.

"It's definitely very weird. This city has never had so much military and so many police forces around. We understand why, [but] it just feels very weird, and yeah, it's almost a bit dystopian," said York, a local resident.

More National Guard troops arrived in the city on Monday. National guards who are checking-in can be seen in the lobby of many hotels, and they are all deployed from other States to reinforce security at the inauguration ceremony.

Worried about internal attacks or other threats by those involved in the guard work at the inauguration ceremony, the U.S. Department of Defense has urged the Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct background checks on 25,000 National Guard soldiers in the city.

In an article titled "As if it was Baghdad": U.S. Secret Service creates fortified 'Capitol Green Zone' ahead of inauguration, Russia Today (RT) described the tense atmosphere in the city, saying the situation is reminiscent of the "Green Zone" established in Baghdad after the invasion of Iraq by the United States. Perhaps on Wednesday, RT added, it will become the American version of "Mini Baghdad".

Washington D.C., USA - Jan 18, 2021 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)

1. Police car

2. Various of soldiers walking on street

3. Guards at check point

4. SOUNDBITE (English) guard (name not given):

"If you don't have the inauguration pass, you can't come in. Only the people who [have the approved] paperwork to get the inauguration passes can come in."

5. Various of black fence

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Aadilah, local resident (full name not given):

"Everybody is freaking out, the tension is high."

7. Various of honor guard walking

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Dylan, local resident (full name not given):

"The national guard you can tell just coming in even through bridges and through any part of the city are very present. They seem to have shut down almost all of the downtown area."

9. Various of soldiers checking in in lobby of Hamilton Hotel

10. Helmet, backpack

11. SOUNDBITE (English) York, local resident (full name not given):

"It's definitely very weird. This city has never had so much military and so many police forces around. We understand why, [but] it just feels very weird, and yeah, it's almost a bit dystopian."

Beijing, China - Jan 19, 2021 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)

12. Screen shot of RT's article

Washington D.C., USA - Jan 18, 2021 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)

13. Various of soldier on bus talking to police

14. Bus leaving

15. Vehicles

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Subjects: Inaugurations , Government and politics , United States presidential inauguration , Executive branch
People: Joe Biden
Organisations: U.S. National Guard, United States military, United States government
Locations: Olonkinbyen , Jan Mayen , Svalbard and Jan Mayen
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US DC Capitol National Guard
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Summary: US National Guard personnel arrive in Washington
Story No: 4306770
Source: US DEFENSE DEPARTMENT, ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, AIR NATIONAL GUARD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 01/19/2021 11:10 AM
People: Muriel Bowser , Joe Biden
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US DEFENSE DEPARTMENT/US ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Washington, D.C. - 18 January 2021

1. Utah National Guard soldiers walking on street

2. Utah National Guard soldiers stacking equipment

3. Various Utah National Guard soldiers standing outside building, in view of U.S. Capitol

US DEFENSE DEPARTMENT/AIR NATIONAL GUARD

Joint Base, Andrews, Maryland - 18 January 2021

4. Tail of plane after landing, propeller spinning

5. "Missouri Air Guard" on side of plane

6. Soldiers march out back of plane

7. Soldiers pass bags down stairs from side of plane

8. Mid, soldiers handling bags

9. Zoom, soldiers on stairs passing down bags

10. Plane landing

11. Soldiers walk down stairs from plane

12. Group of soldiers on tarmac

13. Soldiers carrying metal container down stairs

14. Various of soldiers walking away from plane in long line

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More National Guard soldiers and airmen are pouring into Washington, DC to enhance security ahead of the Wednesday inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Some 25,000 National Guard troops are being dispatched across the city.

Troops from the Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas and New York National Guards were among those who landed at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C. on Monday.

Even before the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, inauguration festivities were expected to be muted due to the coronavirus.

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser urged residents to stay away from the city on Inauguration Day.

Monuments were closed to the public until after Wednesday’s inaugural events.

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Subjects: Executive branch , United States presidential inauguration , Inaugurations , Government and politics
People: Muriel Bowser , Joe Biden
Organisations: U.S. National Guard, United States military, United States government
Locations: District of Columbia , United States , North America
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Heavy Security Set Up in Washington Streets Ahead of Inauguration Day
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Summary: Heavy Security Set Up in Washington Streets Ahead of Inauguration Day
Story No: stfl004331
Source: Storyful
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 01/19/2021 05:30 PM
People: Joe Biden , Muriel Bowser
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Tens of thousands of National Guard troops were deployed to Washington ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden after Trump supporters breached Capitol security on January 6. Footage by Brendan Gutenschwager shows National Guard troops on Black Lives Matter Plaza and at a military checkpoint in front of the Hotel Harrington in Washington on Tuesday morning, January 19. Security fencing and barricades were also up around government buildings. A public access map released by the Secret Service on January 17 listed road and bridge closures around the capital. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that 13 Metro stations would be closed and 26 bus routes detoured until January 21. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful

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US Capitol Building Surrounded by Barbed Wire Fencing
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Summary: US Capitol Building Surrounded by Barbed Wire Fencing
Story No: stfl004333
Source: Storyful
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 01/19/2021 08:12 PM
People: Joe Biden , Donald Trump
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‘Non-scalable’ fencing protected the US Capitol on Tuesday, January 19, ahead of the inauguration of President Joe Biden and two weeks after Trump supporters breached Capitol security. Footage by Brendan Gutenschwager shows the fence topped with barbed wire surrounding the Capitol. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said on January 7 that the seven-foot “non-scalable” fence would be in place for at least 30 days. Checkpoints and barricades were put up around Washington as tens of thousands of National Guardsmen were deployed to enforce security on Inauguration Day. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful

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US Pentagon Capitol Security
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Summary: 12 Guard members removed from Biden inauguration
Story No: 4306878
Source: POOL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 01/19/2021 08:56 PM
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Twelve U.S. Army National Guard members have been removed from the presidential inauguration security mission after they were found to have ties with right-wing militia groups or posted extremist views.

"There's 10 that were identified by the FBI and and I can't speak to the level of vetting that they do," said Chief of National Guard Bureau Gen. Daniel Hokanson.

"With the other two, they're separate from those 10 for a total of 12. One was identified by the chain of command and another was identified through anonymous reporting."

Their removal from the massive security presence at the nation's capital comes as the FBI worked to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops headed to the area for Biden's inauguration Wednesday.

"Our law enforcement partners flag an individual based on their determination that they see something and they pass it to us, we're not even asking what the flag was, we're just removing them," said Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonthan Hoffman.

"I think that it's what we've seen is inappropriate comments and texts have been it. I don't think that we have a handbook on on what our thresholds for for inappropriateness at this point. We are just taking action against it. Action to remove individuals, if there is some indication that would indicate that they should not be here at this time."

U.S. defense officials have been worried about a potential insider attack or other threat from service members following the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol January 6 by Trump supporters that shocked the nation.

Washington has been on edge since the deadly insurrection at the Capitol, which has prompted extraordinary security measures ahead of Biden's inauguration.

A fire in a homeless camp roughly a mile from the Capitol complex prompted a lockdown Monday during a rehearsal for the inauguration.

U.S. Secret Service tightened security in and around the Capitol days earlier than usual in preparation, and the city center is essentially on lockdown with streets blocked, high fencing installed and tens of thousands of troops and law enforcement officers stationed around the area.

Federal law enforcement officials have also been wary of increased surveillance of military and law enforcement checkpoints and other positions after National Guard troops reported people taking pictures and recording them, said the law enforcement officials, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity to discuss ongoing security matters.

The Secret Service issued a bulletin over the weekend about what it sees as an “uptick” in National Guard troops posting pictures and details of their operations online.

The Associated Press obtained the “all concerned” message sent to all National Guard troops coming to Washington. Without getting into specific postings, the bulletin read: “No service members should be posting locations, pictures or descriptions online regarding current operations or the sensitive sites they are protecting” and urged them to stop immediately.

"This is obviously an unusual situation in which it is all hands on deck and we're leaving no stone unturned, but we are confident that there will be no opportunity to identify any potential threat left on," said Hoffman.

"So we're going to do all we can. We're going to partner with the Secret Service and the FBI and others to ensure that we're all doing everything we can, all rowing in the same direction. And that is to ensure that the president elect and the vice president elect have a safe and secure inauguration tomorrow at 12:00 noon."

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Arlington, Virginia - 19 January 2021

1. Cutaway of press conference

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Chief of the National Guard Bureau:

"With respect to comments about extremism, let me be clear. Extremism is not tolerated in any branch of the United States military. If there are reported issues, our leaders will address them immediately in accordance with established department policies and in coordination with law enforcement."

3. Cutaway

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Chief of the National Guard Bureau:

"There's 10 that were identified by the FBI and and I can't speak to the level of vetting that they do. But I know it's they said it's a standard they do for all inaugurations, for participants. With the other two, they're separate from those 10 for a total of 12. One was identified by the chain of command and another was identified through anonymous reporting."

5. Cutaway

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Jonathan Hoffman, Chief Pentagon Spokesperson:

"So I don't want to speak for the vetting that's underway. But if our law enforcement partners flag an individual based on their determination that they see something and they pass it to us, we're not even asking what the flag was. We're just removing them. So I can't speak for that. Within the ranks, I think that it's what we've seen is inappropriate comments and texts have been it. I don't think that we have a handbook on on what our thresholds for for inappropriateness at this point. We are just taking action against... action to remove individuals, if there is some indication that would indicate that they should not be here at this time."

7. Cutaway

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Chief of the National Guard Bureau:

"You know, we're we're a close knit organization and we keep an eye on each other. And everything doesn't seem right. As Jonathan mentioned, if we see something, we're going to go ahead and report it.

(Reporter off camera: Had those individuals come to Washington and were sent home or they were not allowed to come to Washington?)

In those cases, they were both here in Washington and are being sent home."

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9. SOUNDBITE (English) Jonathan Hoffman, Chief Pentagon Spokesperson:

"We're not going to get into what the comments in texts were, other than to say that they were inappropriate and they they they rose to the level that in one case, the chain of command flagged them and made a determination to remove them. And in the other case, that there was as General Hokanson mentioned a comment posted or a comment provided over a tip line that when the chain of command was made aware of it, they decided to remove him. But we're not going to get into the specifics of what the comments were right now. There'll be time for that."

++SEPARATED BY BLACK++

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Jonathan Hoffman, Chief Pentagon Spokesperson:

"This is obviously an unusual situation in which it is all hands on deck and we're leaving no stone unturned, but we are confident that there will be no opportunity to identify any potential threat left done. And so we're going to do all we can. We're going to partner with the Secret Service and the FBI and others to ensure that we're all doing everything we can, all rowing in the same direction. And that is to ensure that the president elect and the vice president elect have a safe and secure inauguration tomorrow at 12:00 noon."

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11. SOUNDBITE (English) Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Chief of the National Guard Bureau:

"With respect to the 25,000 that we currently have, that's to meet all of the requirements that have been requested by the lead federal agency, in this case, the United States Secret Service. And so that's the amount that they required for the inauguration. When we look post inaug, inauguration, it will depend on the conditions that, of course, the missions that were provided. But we did put 6,200 on early so there would at least be a residual element here if it was necessary."

12. Hoffman and Hokansan walk out

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Subjects: Executive branch , Military and defense , United States presidential inauguration , Inaugurations , Government and politics , 2021 United States Capitol riot , Law enforcement agencies
Organisations: U.S. National Guard, United States military, United States government, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Locations: United States , North America
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US Biden Arrival
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Summary: Biden arrives outside of DC on eve of inauguration
Story No: 4306882
Source: POOL
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Date: 01/19/2021 09:38 PM
People: Joe Biden , Jill Biden , Donald Trump
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Joe Biden is making his return to the Washington area on the eve of his inauguration as the nation’s 46th president.

Biden touched down at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Tuesday afternoon, taking a brief flight from his home state of Delaware down to the District of Columbia.

In contrast to his predecessor, Biden flew on a chartered plane. President Donald Trump arrived at the base in 2017 on a government plane.

Biden’s decision to fly came as a response to growing security concerns surrounding his inauguration. The Democrat had originally planned to travel to Washington by Amtrak, which he rode to and from Washington throughout his Senate career, but the option was scrapped amid threats of violence against the president-elect.

Biden is making a sober entrance to the nation's capital, ready to assume power as the nation reels from the coronavirus pandemic and soaring unemployment.

There's also serious concern about whether more violence could be in the offing as he prepares to take the oath of office on Wednesday.

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Joint Base Andrews, Maryland - 19 January 2021

1. Pan, aircraft lands

2. Various, aircraft taxis on tarmac

3. Close-up President-elect Joe Biden and wife Dr Jill Biden, followed by family members, walk down steps of chartered aircraft, met by Colonel Stephen P. Snelson, Commander, 89th Airlift Wing and his wife Catherine Snelson

4. Mid, Bidens get into SUV

5. Pan, motorcade drives away

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US COVID-19 Victims Memorial
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Summary: US: Remembrance Of COVID-19 Victims Across Nation On Biden’s Inauguration Eve
Story No: spt010357
Source: Spectee
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Date: 01/20/2021 02:45 AM
People: Joe Biden
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RESTRICTIONS AND USAGE TERMS: Please credit “@GhostInThe_City via Spectee”. Please Note this material is supplied by Spectee for the purpose of licensing to AP customers. This content is not produced or verified by the Associated Press. ******************************************************************* 41 sec video Video Location: National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri, US Video Recording Date/Time: January 19, 2021 at 17:32h The estimated death toll surpassed 400,000 lives from COVID-19 in the U.S. on Tuesday, January 14. On Tuesday, January 19, the eve of President-elect Biden's inauguration day, remembrance ceremonies for the victims were held in several places in the U.S., and Biden and Vice President-elect Harris visited the national memorial in Washington, D.C.

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US Rushes Biden Inauguration Speech
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Summary: Biden Inauguration
Story No: G13418
Source: US NETWORK POOL via ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
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Date: 01/20/2021 11:26 AM
People: Joe Biden , Kamala Harris
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Wide shot of President Joe Biden’s inauguration, followed by his swearing-in and inaugural speech

US NETWORK POOL via ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE - Checked by ABC 1 February 2021

TRANSCRIPT:

Chief Justice Roberts, Vice-President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice-President Pence. My distinguished guests, my fellow Americans.

This is America's day. This is democracy's day. A day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested anew and America has risen to the challenge. Today we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate but of a cause, a cause of democracy. The people - the will of the people - has been heard, and the will of the people has been heeded.

We've learned again that democracy is precious, democracy is fragile and, at this hour my friends, democracy has prevailed. So now on this hallowed ground where just a few days ago violence sought to shake the Capitol's very foundations, we come together as one nation under God - indivisible - to carry out the peaceful transfer of power as we have for more than two centuries.

As we look ahead in our uniquely American way, restless, bold, optimistic, and set our sights on a nation we know we can be and must be, I thank my predecessors of both parties for their presence here. I thank them from the bottom of my heart. And I know the resilience of our Constitution and the strength, the strength of our nation, as does President Carter, who I spoke with last night who cannot be with us today, but who we salute for his lifetime of service.

I've just taken a sacred oath each of those patriots have taken. The oath first sworn by George Washington. But the American story depends not on any one of us, not on some of us, but on all of us. On we the people who seek a more perfect union. This is a great nation, we are good people. And over the centuries through storm and strife in peace and in war we've come so far. But we still have far to go.

We'll press forward with speed and urgency for we have much to do in this winter of peril and significant possibility. Much to do, much to heal, much to restore, much to build and much to gain. Few people in our nation's history have been more challenged or found a time more challenging or difficult than the time we're in now. A once in a century virus that silently stalks the country has taken as many lives in one year as in all of World War Two.

Millions of jobs have been lost. Hundreds of thousands of businesses closed. A cry for racial justice, some 400 years in the making, moves us. The dream of justice for all will be deferred no longer. A cry for survival comes from the planet itself, a cry that can't be any more desperate or any more clear now. The rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism, that we must confront and we will defeat.

To overcome these challenges, to restore the soul and secure the future of America, requires so much more than words. It requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy - unity. Unity. In another January on New Year's Day in 1863 Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. When he put pen to paper the president said, and I quote, 'if my name ever goes down in history, it'll be for this act, and my whole soul is in it'.

My whole soul is in it today, on this January day. My whole soul is in this. Bringing America together, uniting our people, uniting our nation. And I ask every American to join me in this cause. Uniting to fight the foes we face - anger, resentment and hatred. Extremism, lawlessness, violence, disease, joblessness, and hopelessness.

With unity we can do great things, important things. We can right wrongs, we can put people to work in good jobs, we can teach our children in safe schools. We can overcome the deadly virus, we can rebuild work, we can rebuild the middle class and make work secure, we can secure racial justice and we can make America once again the leading force for good in the world.

I know speaking of unity can sound to some like a foolish fantasy these days. I know the forces that divide us are deep and they are real. But I also know they are not new. Our history has been a constant struggle between the American ideal, that we are all created equal, and the harsh ugly reality that racism, nativism and fear have torn us apart. The battle is perennial and victory is never secure.

Through civil war, the Great Depression, World War, 9/11, through struggle, sacrifice, and setback, our better angels have always prevailed. In each of our moments enough of us have come together to carry all of us forward and we can do that now. History, faith and reason show the way. The way of unity.

We can see each other not as adversaries but as neighbours. We can treat each other with dignity and respect. We can join forces, stop the shouting and lower the temperature. For without unity there is no peace, only bitterness and fury, no progress, only exhausting outrage. No nation, only a state of chaos. This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge. And unity is the path forward. And we must meet this moment as the United States of America.

If we do that, I guarantee we will not failed. We have never, ever, ever, ever failed in America when we've acted together. And so today at this time in this place, let's start afresh, all of us. Let's begin to listen to one another again, hear one another, see one another. Show respect to one another. Politics doesn't have to be a raging fire destroying everything in its path. Every disagreement doesn't have to be a cause for total war and we must reject the culture in which facts themselves are manipulated and even manufactured.

My fellow Americans, we have to be different than this. We have to be better than this and I believe America is so much better than this. Just look around. Here we stand in the shadow of the Capitol dome. As mentioned earlier, completed in the shadow of the Civil War. When the union itself was literally hanging in the balance. We endure, we prevail. Here we stand, looking out on the great Mall, where Dr King spoke of his dream.

Here we stand, where 108 years ago at another inaugural, thousands of protesters tried to block brave women marching for the right to vote. And today we mark the swearing in of the first woman elected to national office, Vice President Kamala Harris. Don't tell me things can't change. Here we stand where heroes who gave the last full measure of devotion rest in eternal peace.

And here we stand just days after a riotous mob thought they could use violence to silence the will of the people, to stop the work of our democracy, to drive us from this sacred ground. It did not happen, it will never happen, not today, not tomorrow, not ever. Not ever. To all those who supported our campaign, I'm humbled by the faith you placed in us. To all those who did not support us, let me say this. Hear us out as we move forward. Take a measure of me and my heart.

If you still disagree, so be it. That's democracy. That's America. The right to dissent peacefully. And the guardrail of our democracy is perhaps our nation's greatest strength. If you hear me clearly, disagreement must not lead to disunion. And I pledge this to you. I will be a President for all Americans, all Americans. And I promise you I will fight for those who did not support me as for those who did.

Many centuries ago, St Augustine - the saint of my church - wrote that a people was a multitude defined by the common objects of their love. Defined by the common objects of their love. What are the common objects we as Americans love, that define us as Americans? I think we know. Opportunity, security, liberty, dignity, respect, honour, and yes, the truth.

Recent weeks and months have taught us a painful lesson. There is truth and there are lies. Lies told for power and for profit. And each of us has a duty and a responsibility as citizens as Americans and especially as leaders. Leaders who are pledged to honour our Constitution to protect our nation. To defend the truth and defeat the lies.

Look, I understand that many of my fellow Americans view the future with fear and trepidation. I understand they worry about their jobs. I understand like their dad they lay in bed at night staring at the ceiling thinking: 'Can I keep my healthcare? Can I pay my mortgage?' Thinking about their families, about what comes next. I promise you, I get it. But the answer's not to turn inward. To retreat into competing factions. Distrusting those who don't look like you, or worship the way you do, who don't get their news from the same source as you do.

We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal. We can do this if we open our souls instead of hardening our hearts, if we show a little tolerance and humility, and if we're willing to stand in the other person's shoes, as my mom would say. Just for a moment, stand in their shoes.

Because here's the thing about life. There's no accounting for what fate will deal you. Some days you need a hand. There are other days when we're called to lend a hand. That's how it has to be, that's what we do for one another. And if we are that way our country will be stronger, more prosperous, more ready for the future. And we can still disagree.

My fellow Americans, in the work ahead of us we're going to need each other. We need all our strength to persevere through this dark winter. We're entering what may be the darkest and deadliest period of the virus. We must set aside politics and finally face this pandemic as one nation, one nation. And I promise this, as the Bible says, 'Weeping may endure for a night, joy cometh in the morning'. We will get through this together. Together.

Look folks, all my colleagues I serve with in the House and the Senate up here, we all understand the world is watching. Watching all of us today. So here's my message to those beyond our borders. America has been tested and we've come out stronger for it. We will repair our alliances, and engage with the world once again. Not to meet yesterday's challenges but today's and tomorrow's challenges. And we'll lead not merely by the example of our power but the power of our example.

Fellow Americans, moms, dads, sons, daughters, friends, neighbours and co-workers. We will honour them by becoming the people and the nation we can and should be. So I ask you let's say a silent prayer for those who lost their lives, those left behind and for our country. Amen.

Folks, it's a time of testing. We face an attack on our democracy, and on truth, a raging virus, a stinging inequity, systemic racism, a climate in crisis, America's role in the world. Any one of these would be enough to challenge us in profound ways. But the fact is we face them all at once, presenting this nation with one of the greatest responsibilities we've had. Now we're going to be tested. Are we going to step up?

It's time for boldness for there is so much to do. And this is certain, I promise you. We will be judged, you and I, by how we resolve these cascading crises of our era. We will rise to the occasion. Will we master this rare and difficult hour? Will we meet our obligations and pass along a new and better world to our children? I believe we must and I'm sure you do as well. I believe we will, and when we do, we'll write the next great chapter in the history of the United States of America. The American story.

A story that might sound like a song that means a lot to me, it's called American Anthem. And there's one verse that stands out at least for me and it goes like this:

'The work and prayers of centuries have brought us to this day, which shall be our legacy, what will our children say?

Let me know in my heart when my days are through, America, America, I gave my best to you.'

Let us add our own work and prayers to the unfolding story of our great nation. If we do this, then when our days are through, our children and our children's children will say of us: 'They gave their best, they did their duty, they healed a broken land.'

My fellow Americans I close the day where I began, with a sacred oath. Before God and all of you, I give you my word. I will always level with you. I will defend the Constitution, I'll defend our democracy.

I'll defend America and I will give all - all of you - keep everything I do in your service. Thinking not of power but of possibilities. Not of personal interest but of public good.

And together we will write an American story of hope, not fear. Of unity not division, of light not darkness. A story of decency and dignity, love and healing, greatness and goodness. May this be the story that guides us. The story that inspires us. And the story that tells ages yet to come that we answered the call of history, we met the moment. Democracy and hope, truth and justice, did not die on our watch but thrive.

That America secured liberty at home and stood once again as a beacon to the world. That is what we owe our forbearers, one another, and generations to follow.

So with purpose and resolve, we turn to those tasks of our time. Sustained by faith, driven by conviction and devoted to one another and the country we love with all our hearts. May God bless America and God protect our troops.

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US Inauguration Dawn
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Summary: Beauty shots as capital prepares to welcome Biden
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Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS , US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 01/20/2021 11:38 AM
People: Donald Trump , Joe Biden
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Dawn broke in Washington DC on Wednesday, on a day which marked a new era for the US with Joe Biden set to become the 46th president of the United States.

Biden will swear the oath of office at noon, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors

In his first hours as president, Biden will aim to strike at the heart of President Donald Trump’s policy legacy, signing a series of executive actions that reverse his predecessor’s orders on immigration, climate change and handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Washington DC - 20 January 2021

++NIGHT SHOTS++

1. Wide of the Capitol building

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Washington DC - 20 January 2021

2. White House

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3. Wide of Capitol building

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US Trump Departure White House
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Summary: Trump leaves WH for final time, boards Marine One
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Date: 01/20/2021 01:28 PM
People: Melania Trump , Joe Biden , Donald Trump
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Donald Trump has left the White House for the final time as president.

  

Trump emerged from the building Wednesday morning and strode across the South Lawn to board Marine One. He said, “It’s been a great honor, the honor of a lifetime.”

  

Trump now heads to Joint Base Andrews in suburban Maryland, where he’ll have a military sendoff.

Trump pumped his fist and waved as he departed the White House, leaving behind a legacy of chaos and tumult and a nation bitterly divided.

Four years after standing on stage at his own inauguration and painting a dire picture of “American carnage," Trump departed the office twice impeached, with millions more out of work and 400,000 dead from the coronavirus.

Republicans under his watch lost the presidency and both chambers of Congress. He will be forever remembered for the final major act of his presidency: inciting an insurrection at the Capitol that left five dead, including a Capitol Police officer, and horrified the nation.

Trump will be the first president in modern history to boycott his successor’s inauguration as he continues to stew about his loss and privately maintains the election that President-elect Joe Biden fairly won was stolen from him.

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Washington DC - 20 January 2021

1. Top shot of Marine 1 helicopter on White House South Lawn, US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump leaving building

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Washington DC - 20 January 2021

2. Trump speaking to journalists alongside First Lady, both walking to helicopter UPSOUND: (English) ++AUDIO AS INCOMING++

"It's been a great honour, the honour of a lifetime. It's the greatest people in the world, the greatest home in the world, we call it a home. We've had an amazing four years, we accomplished a lot. We love the American people and it has been something very special and I just want to say goodbye but hopefully it's not a long term goodbye and we'll see each other again. Thank you all very much."

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Washington DC - 20 January 2021

3. Aerial of Marine 1, officials getting inside

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Washington DC - 20 January 2021

4. Marine 1 getting ready to take off

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5. Various aerials of helicopter taking off

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6. Officials carrying boxes to helicopter earlier before Trump departure

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US Trump Farewell
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Summary: Trump's farewell after 'an incredible four years'
Story No: 4306991
Source: US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
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Date: 01/20/2021 01:54 PM
People: Joe Biden , Donald Trump , Melania Trump
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Donald Trump gave his last speech as U.S. President at Joint Base Andrews Wednesday, leaving behind a legacy of chaos and tumult and a nation bitterly divided.

"This has been an incredible four years," he said. "We have accomplished so much together."

Joined by his wife Melania on stage before a group of supporters and his immediate family, Trump touted his achievements with the military and the health of the American economy.

Trump will be the first president in modern history to boycott his successor's inauguration as he continues to stew about his loss and privately maintains the election that President-elect Joe Biden fairly won was stolen from him.

Republican officials in several critical states, members of his own administration and a wide swath of judges, including those appointed by Trump, have rejected those arguments.

Trump departed the office twice impeached, with millions more out of work and 400,000 dead from the coronavirus.

Republicans under his watch lost the presidency and both chambers of Congress. He will be forever remembered for the final major act of his presidency: inciting an insurrection at the Capitol that left five dead, including a Capitol Police officer, and horrified the nation.

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Joint Base Andrews, Maryland - 20 January 2021

1. Mid, U.S. President Donald Trump and Melania Trump walk up steps to stage

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"Oh, thank you very much. Thank you very much. And we love you. And I can tell you that from the bottom of my heart, this has been an incredible four years. We've accomplished so much together. I want to thank all of my family and my friends and my staff and so many other people for being here. I want to thank you for your effort, your hard work. People have no idea how hard this family worked. We worked and they worked for you."

3. Cutaway family watching

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"But it's been it's been something very special. We've accomplished a lot. Our first lady has been a woman of great grace and beauty and dignity. And so popular with the people, so popular with the people. In fact, honey, would you like to say a few words?"

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Melania Trump, U.S. First Lady:

"Being your First Lady was my greatest honor. Thank you for your love and your support. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all. God bless your families and God bless this beautiful nation."

6. Mid, family applauds

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"We also got tax cuts, the largest tax cut and reform in the history of our country, by far. I hope they don't raise your taxes, but if they do, I told you so. And if you look at the regulations, which I consider the regulation cuts to be maybe even more important, that's why we have such good and have had such good job numbers of job numbers have been absolutely incredible. When we started, had we not been hit by the pandemic, we would have had numbers that would never have been seen. Already our numbers are the best ever. If you look at what happened until February a year ago, our numbers were at a level that nobody had ever seen before and even now we really built it twice. We got hit. Nobody blames us for that. The whole world got hit and then we built it again. And now the stock market is actually substantially higher than it was at its higher point prior to the pandemic. So, it's really you could say we built it twice and you're going to see, you're going to see incredible numbers start coming in. If everything is sort of left alone, be careful, very complex, be careful. But you're going to see some incredible things happening. And remember us when you see these things happening, if you would, remember us, because I'm looking at, I'm looking at elements of our economy that are set to be a rocket ship up. It's a rocket ship. We have the greatest country in the world. We have the greatest economy in the world. And as bad as the pandemic was, we were hit so hard, just like the entire world was hit so hard. Places that thought they got away with it didn't get away with it. They're suffering right now. We did something that is really considered a medical miracle. They're calling it a miracle. And that was the vaccine."

8. Mid, Trump family watches

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US Inauguration Biden Departure
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Summary: US president-elect Biden departs to church
Story No: 4306992
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Date: 01/20/2021 01:58 PM
People: Joe Biden , Charles Schumer , Jill Biden , Nancy Pelosi , Mitch McConnell
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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday morning departed for a service at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington D.C. ahead of his swearing-in ceremony.

Spokespeople for Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, as well as Republicans Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy, confirmed earlier they would accompany Biden at the Mass.

Biden will swear the oath of office at noon (1700 GMT), taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

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Washington DC - 20 January 2021

1. Various of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and incoming first lady Jill Biden leaving president's guesthouse Blair House

2. Cars preparing to leave from under canopy

3. Various aerials of motorcade driving away to church service

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US Inauguration Biden Church
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Summary: US president-elect Joe Biden attends church service
Story No: 4306994
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Date: 01/20/2021 02:12 PM
People: Kamala Harris , Jill Biden , Joe Biden
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President-elect Joe Biden attended church ahead of his inauguration on Wednesday, a traditional step taken before the swearing-in ceremony.

Biden and incoming first lady Jill Biden went to a service at Washington’s Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle.

With them were incoming Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff.

At Biden’s invitation, the first couple were joined by a bipartisan group of members of Congress, including all four top-ranking members of congressional leadership.

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Washington DC - 20 January 2021

1. Exterior Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle

2. President elect Joe Biden attending service

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Biden Motorcade Arrives at DC Cathedral Ahead of Inauguration
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Source: Storyful
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Date: 01/20/2021 02:51 PM
People: Joe Biden , Barack Obama
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President-elect Joe Biden attended a service at the Cathedral of St Matthew the Apostle in Washington ahead of his inauguration on January 20. This footage was captured by Jason Peters, and shows his motorcade arriving at the cathedral. Credit: Jason Peters via Storyful

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US Inauguration Former Presidents
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Summary: Former presidents arrive for Biden inauguration
Story No: 4307008
Source: US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 01/20/2021 03:32 PM
People: Hillary Clinton , George W. Bush , Michelle Obama , Joe Biden , Bill Clinton , Donald Trump , Kamala Harris , Barack Obama , Laura Bush
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Former US Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have arrived at the US Capitol to attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

They arrived with their spouses, Former Presidential Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama.

Former first lady Laura Bush was seen waving as she arrived at the Capitol. Former President George W. Bush is also expected to attend the ceremony.

President Donald Trump will not be attending the ceremony for Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

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Washington - 20 January 2021

1. Former First Lady Laura Bush arrives on east front of US Capitol

2. Various of motorcade

3. Former First Lady Michelle Obama arrives and walks up steps of US Capitol with former President Barack Obama

4. Former First Lady and Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton arrives at US Capitol

5. Former President Bill Clinton arrives at US Capitol

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Story No: 4307011
Source: US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
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Date: 01/20/2021 03:48 PM
People: Joe Biden , Mitch McConnell , Jill Biden , Charles Schumer , Elaine Chao , Nancy Pelosi , Kamala Harris
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President-elect Joe Biden has left the church service he started Wednesday morning with - heading to the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration swearing-in ceremony.

Biden and incoming first lady Jill Biden attended a service at Washington’s Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. With them are incoming Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff.

At Biden’s invitation, the first couple was joined by a bipartisan group of members of Congress, including all four top-ranking members of congressional leadership. That included both Senate leaders, Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Chuck Schumer, as well as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Many presidents have chosen St. John’s Episcopal Church, sometimes called “Church of the Presidents,” for the inaugural day service. Biden is the second Catholic U.S. president, and St. Matthew’s is the seat of the Catholic archbishop of Washington.

The soon-to-be president's motorcade traveled the closed off-streets of Washington, lined with thousands of rifle-wielding Guard troops, passing tour buses emptying military bands and honor guards, and then alongside the empty National Mall en route to Capitol Hill.

Biden will swear the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors

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Washington, DC - 20 January 2021

1. Mid, lawmakers leaving church - including Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer followed by Minority leader Mitch McConnell and wife Elaine Chao

2. Close-up Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi leaving church

3. Pan motorcade leaving church

4. Top view of motorcade driving toward Capitol Hill

5. Pan, motorcade arriving at Capitol Hill

6. Various, Joe and Jill Biden, joined by Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff, walk up steps of Capitol Hill

7. Close-up, four turn and wave

8. Various, Biden and Harris, with spouses, walk into the Capitol building

9. Wide, exterior view of Capitol steps

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US Inauguration National Mall Flags
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Summary: Flags adorn the National Mall for US inauguration
Story No: 4307018
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS , US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 01/20/2021 04:22 PM
People: Joe Biden
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Instead of hundreds of thousands congregating on the Capitol grounds and on the National Mall on Wednesday, there were thousands of flags and heavy security ahead of the inaugraton of the president-elect Joe Biden.

The nation's capital is essentially on lockdown. More than 25,000 troops and police have been called to duty. Tanks and concrete barriers block the streets. Fencing lines the perimeter of the U.S. Capitol complex.

Inaugural organizers this week finished installing some 200,000 U.S., state and territorial flags on the National Mall, a display representing the American people who couldn’t come to the inauguration, which is tightly limited under security and Covid restrictions.

The display was also a reminder of all the president-elect faces as he looks to steer the nation through the pandemic  with infections and deaths soaring.

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Washington - 20 January 2021

1. Top shot of some 200,000 U.S., state and territorial flags on the National Mall ++MUTE++

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Washington - 20 January 2021

2. Various of Capitol Hill

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US Inauguration Presidents Announced
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Summary: Clinton, Bush, Obama announced at inauguration
Story No: 4307021
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS , US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 01/20/2021 04:33 PM
People: Barack Obama , Donald Trump , Kamala Harris , George W. Bush , Joe Biden , Michelle Obama , Laura Bush , Bill Clinton , Hillary Clinton
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Continuing an inauguration ceremony tradition, former US Presidents were announced prior to the arrival of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Absent from the ceremony to join other former presidents is Republican President Donald Trump. Former Republican President George W. Bush is in attendance.

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Washington - 20 January 2021

1. Former President Bill Clinton and Former Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton in US Capitol

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Washington - 20 January 2021

2. Clintons are announced and arrive at inauguration ceremony

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Washington - 20 January 2021

3. Former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush arrive at ceremony after being announced

4. Various of Marine Band

5. Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at ceremony after being announced

6. Various of guests greeting former presidents and First Ladies

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US Inauguration Biden Harris Arrival
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Summary: Biden, Harris arrive for swearing in
Story No: 4307022
Source: US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 01/20/2021 04:35 PM
People: Bill Clinton , Joe Biden , Barack Obama , Kamala Harris , Jill Biden , Jimmy Carter , Donald Trump , George W. Bush
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President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris arrive for the beginning of the presidential inauguration ceremony.

Biden will swear the oath of office at noon Wednesday, becoming the 46th president of the United States.

The Democrat is preparing to take the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherit crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

History will be made at Biden’s side, as Kamala Harris becomes the first woman to be vice president.

The ceremony in which presidential power is transferred is a hallowed American democratic tradition.

And this time it serves as a jarring reminder of the challenges Biden faces.

The inauguration unfolds at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago, encircled by security forces. It’s devoid of crowds because of the threat of the coronavirus pandemic.

Flouting tradition, Donald Trump departed Washington on Wednesday morning ahead of the inauguration rather than accompany his successor to the Capitol.

Former Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are attending.

The other living former president, 96-year-old Jimmy Carter, previously announced he would not attend.

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Washington - 20 January 2021

1. Various of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff walking through the Capitol

2. Harris and Emhoff heading to swearing in

3. Cutaway of band

4. Wide of Harris being introduced

5. Various of Harris and Emhoff walking out and waving

6. Harris stopping to kiss niece

7. Various of Harris and Emhoff saying hello to attendants and hugging children

9. Harris and Emhoff hugging

10. Close up of Harris

11. Cutaway of band and introduction of President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden

12. Various of the Bidens walking out

13. Biden fist bumps with former U.S. President Barack Obama

13. Various of Biden taking seat

14. Cutaway of Harris clapping and Biden stands in place

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US Inauguration Biden Oath
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Summary: Joe Biden is sworn in as 46th US president
Story No: 4307027
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Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 01/20/2021 05:02 PM
People: Joe Biden , Amy Klobuchar , John Roberts
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Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday.

He swore the oath of office to take the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

Biden's inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty, a ceremony of resilience as the hallowed American democratic rite unfurled at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago.

On a chilly Washington day dotted with snow flurries, a bipartisan trio of ex-presidents along with the elite of nation's government gathered, ensuring the quadrennial ceremony persevered, even though it was encircled by security forces evocative of a war zone and devoid of crowds because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Washington DC - 20 January 2021

1. SOUNDBITE (English) Amy Klobuchar, US Senator Minnesota: ++OVER VARIOUS SHOTS++

"It is now my distinct honour to introduce the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, John Roberts, to administer the presidential oath, to the next President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden."

2. Mid of Joe Biden, incoming United States President, mid of Justice John Roberts, UPSOUND (English) Ladies and gentlemen, please stand for the oath of office followed by musical honours

3. Various of Biden and Roberts

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, United States President: ++OVER VARIOUS ANGLES++

Chief Justice John Roberts (English): "Please raise your right hand and repeat after me: I, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., do solemnly swear."

Joe Biden (English): "I Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. do solemnly swear."

Chief Justice John Roberts (English): "That I will faithfully execute."

Joe Biden (English): "That I will faithfully execute."

Chief Justice John Roberts (English): "The office of President of the United States."

Joe Biden (English): "The Office of President of the United States."

Chief Justice John Roberts (English): "And will, to the best of my ability."

Joe Biden (English): "And will, to the best of my ability."

Chief Justice John Roberts (English): "Preserve, protect and defend."

Joe Biden (English): "Preserve, protect and defend."

Chief Justice John Roberts (English): "The Constitution of the United States."

Joe Biden (English): "The Constitution of the United States."

Chief Justice John Roberts (English): "So help you God."

Joe Biden (English): "So help me God."

Chief Justice John Roberts (English): "Congratulations, Mr. President."

5. Various of Biden, applause, after oath of office

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Subjects: Government and politics , Supreme courts , National courts , Courts , Judiciary , National courts , National governments , Inaugurations , Constitutions
People: Joe Biden , Amy Klobuchar , John Roberts
Organisations: Supreme Court of the United States, United States government
Locations: District of Columbia , United States , North America
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US Inauguration Biden Democracy
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Summary: Biden takes oath, 'democracy has prevailed
Story No: 4307032
Source: US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 01/20/2021 05:15 PM
People: Donald Trump , Bill Clinton , Barack Obama , George W. Bush , Patrick Leahy , Kamala Harris , John Roberts , Joe Biden
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Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed." He swore the oath of office to take the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

Biden's inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty, a ceremony of resilience as the hallowed American democratic rite unfurled at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago. On a chilly Washington day dotted with snow flurries, a bipartisan trio of ex-presidents along with the elite of nation's government gathered, ensuring the quadrennial ceremony persevered, even though it was encircled by security forces evocative of a war zone and devoid of crowds because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The will of the people has been heard, and the will of the people has been heeded. We’ve learned again that democracy is precious and democracy is fragile. At this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed," Biden said. "This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day in history and hope, of renewal and resolve.”

And then he pivoted to challenges ahead, acknowledging the surging virus that has claimed more than 400,000 lives in the United States. Biden looked out over a capital city dotted with empty storefronts that attest to the pandemic’s deep economic toll and where summer protests laid bare the nation’s renewed reckoning on racial injustice.

And he was not applauded by his predecessor.

Flouting tradition, Donald Trump departed Washington on Wednesday morning ahead of the inauguration rather than accompany his successor to the Capitol. Though three other former presidents - Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama - gathered to watch the ceremonial transfer of power, Trump, awaiting his second impeachment trial, instead flew to Florida after stoking grievance among his supporters with the lie that Biden’s win was illegitimate.

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Washington, DC - 20 January 2021

1. UPSOUND (English) Joe Biden takes the oath of office administered by Chief Justice John Roberts:

"(Chief Justice John Roberts: I, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. do solemnly swear.) Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. do solemnly swear. (Chief Justice John Roberts: I that I will faithfully execute.) That I will faithfully execute. (Chief Justice John Roberts: The office of president of the United States.) The office of president of the United States. (Chief Justice John Roberts: And will, to the best of my ability.) Will, to the best of my ability. (Chief Justice John Roberts: Preserve, protect and defend.) Preserve, protect and defend. (Chief Justice John Roberts: The Constitution of the United States.) The Constitution of the United States. (Chief Justice John Roberts: So help you God.) So help me God. (Chief Justice John Roberts: Congratulations, Mr. President.)"

2. Close-up Biden being hugged by wife Jill and family

3. Various, Biden at microphone, being applauded by Kamala Harris and audience

4. Cutaway audience

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"This is America's day, this is democracy's day, a day of history and hope of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages America has been tested anew and America has risen to the challenge. Today, we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate, but of a cause: the cause of democracy. The people, the will of the people has been heard and the will of the people has been heeded. We've learned again that democracy is precious. Democracy is fragile. At this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed. "

6. Close-up Kamala Harris applauds

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"So now on this hallowed ground, where just a few days ago, violence sought to shake the capital's very foundation. We come together as one nation, under God, indivisible, to carry out the peaceful transfer of power as we have for more than two centuries. As we look ahead and in our uniquely American way, restless, bold, optimistic and set our sights on the nation we know we can be and we must be."

8. Wide, National Guard troops listening

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"I've just taken the sacred oath. Each of those patriots (former presidents) have taken the oath, first sworn by George Washington. But the American story depends not on any one of us, not on some of us, but on all of us, on we the people who seek a more perfect union. This is a great nation. We are good people. And over the centuries, through storm and strife, in peace and in war, we've come so far, but we still have far to go."

10. Close-up Senator Patrick Leahy listening

11. Side, Biden speaking

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Summary: Biden inaugural: 'Without unity there is no peace'
Story No: 4307039
Source: US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
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Date: 01/20/2021 05:39 PM
People: Michael Pence , Bill Clinton , George W. Bush , Kamala Harris , Joe Biden
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President Joe Biden is calling on Americans to overcome their divisions, declaring in his first address in office that “without unity, there is no peace.”

Speaking on the West front of the U.S. Capitol shortly after being sworn in as the nation's 46th president, Biden pledged that he would be honest with the country as it continues to confront difficulties, saying that leaders have an obligation “to defend the truth and defeat the lies.”

Biden said his "whole soul is in this, bringing America together, uniting our people, uniting our nation."  And he asked every American to join him in the cause.

The new president said unity may "sound to some like a foolish fantasy these days."  But striking the optimistic tone he's become known for, Biden said with unity, the country "can do great things."

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Washington, DC - 20 January 2021

1. Wide shot of President Joe Biden giving inaugural address

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"We'll press forward with speed and urgency, for we have much to do in this winter of peril and significant possibilities, much to repair, much to restore, much to heal, much to build and much to gain."

3. Mid shot of Biden speaking

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"A cry for racial justice some 400 years in the making moves us. The dream of justice for all will be deferred no longer (applause). The cry for survival comes from the planet itself, a cry that can't be any more desperate or any more clear. And now, a rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront and we will defeat. To overcome these challenges, to restore the soul and secure the future of America requires so much more than words. It requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy: unity, unity."

5 . Cutaway of former Vice President Mike Pence, former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"Today, on this January day, my whole soul is in this bringing America together, uniting our people, uniting our nation. And I ask every American to join me in this cause. Uniting to fight the foes we face: anger, resentment and hatred, extremism, lawlessness, violence, disease, joblessness and hopelessness. With unity, we can do great things, important things."

7. Cutaway of Vice President Kamala Harris

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"I know speaking of unity can sound to some like a foolish fantasy these days. I know the forces that divide us are deep and they are real, but I also know they are not new. Our history has been a constant struggle between the American ideal that we're all created equal and the harsh, ugly reality that racism, nativism, fear, demonization have long torn us apart."

9. Mid shot of Biden speaking

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"History, faith and reason show the way, the way of unity. We can see each other not as adversaries, but as neighbors, we can treat each other with dignity and respect. We can join forces, stop the shouting and lower the temperature.  For without unity, there is no peace, only bitterness and fury, no progress, only exhausting outrage. No nation, only a state of chaos. This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge. And unity is the path forward and we must meet this moment as the United States of America."

11. Mid shot of Biden speaking

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US Inauguration Biden Crowd
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Summary: Socially distanced crowd witnesses Biden swearing
Story No: 4307040
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 01/20/2021 05:43 PM
People: Joe Biden
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Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed."

He takes the helm of a deeply divided nation and has inherited a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

Biden's inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty, a ceremony of resilience as the hallowed American democratic rite unfurled at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago.

The chilly Washington morning was dotted with snow flurries, but the sun emerged just before Biden took the oath of office.

The Capitol was encircled by security forces evocative of a war zone and devoid of crowds because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Washington - 20 January 2021

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1. Wide pan of a small crowd as Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. president

2. Wide of Biden being sworn in on Capitol steps, pans to crowd cheering and applauding as band plays music

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US Inauguration Biden Truth
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Summary: Biden: US must reject culture of 'manipulated' facts
Story No: 4307044
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Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 01/20/2021 06:00 PM
People: Kamala Harris , Joe Biden
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President Joe Biden is calling on Americans to overcome their divisions, declaring in his first address in office that "we must end this uncivil war."

Biden also pledged during his inaugural address Wednesday that he would be honest with the country as it continues to confront difficulties, saying that leaders have an obligation "to defend the truth and defeat the lies."

He asked even those who did not vote for him to give him a chance. He said, "I give you my word. I will always level with you."

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Washington - 20 January 2021

1. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"Politics doesn't have to be a raging fire, destroying everything in its path. Every disagreement doesn't have to be a cause for total war, and we must reject the culture in which facts themselves are manipulated and even manufactured. My fellow Americans, we have to be different than this, America has to be better than this, and I believe America is so much better than this. Just look around. Here we stand in the shadow of the Capitol dome, as was mentioned earlier, completed amid the civil war, when the union itself was literally hanging in the balance."

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"At another inaugural, thousands of protesters tried to block brave women marching for the right to vote. And today we marked the swearing in of the first woman in American history elected to national office Vice President Kamala Harris. Don't tell me things can't change."

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"Just days after a riotous mob thought they could use violence to silence the will of the people, to stop the work of our democracy, to drive us from this sacred ground. It did not happen. It will never happen. Not today. Not tomorrow. Not ever. Not ever."

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"What are the common objects we as Americans love that define us as Americans? I think we know, opportunity, security, liberty, dignity, respect, honor and, yes, the truth. Recent weeks and months have taught us a painful lesson, there is truth and there are lies, lies told for power and for profit, and each of us has a duty and responsibility as citizens, as Americans, and especially as leaders, leaders who have pledged to honor our Constitution and protect our nation and to defend the truth and defeat the lies."

5. Cutaway of crowd

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal. In the work ahead of us. We're going to need each other. We need all our strength to persevere through this dark winter. We're entering what may be the toughest and deadliest period of the virus must set aside politics and finally face this pandemic as one nation, one nation. And I promise you this, as the Bible says, weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. We will get through this together together."

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"We face an attack on democracy and on truth. Before God and all of you, I give you my word, I will always level with you, I will defend the Constitution. I'll defend our democracy. I'll defend America. And I'll give all all of you, keep everything I do in your service, thinking not of power, but of possibilities, not of personal interest, but the public good. And together, we shall write an American story of hope, not fear."

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"May God bless America and may God protect our troops. Thank you, America."

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US Inauguration Biden Harris Pence Depart
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Summary: New VP Harris escorts Pences out of Capitol
Story No: 4307046
Source: US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 01/20/2021 06:06 PM
People: Joe Biden , Donald Trump , Michael Pence , Jill Biden , Kamala Harris
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Newly sworn in Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband escorted her predecessor Mike Pence out of the Capitol following the inauguration ceremony.

In years past, the ceremonial escort was usually done by the newly sworn in president and his predecessor.

Donald Trump is the first president in more than a century to skip the inauguration of his successor. In a cold wind, Marine One took off from the White House and soared above a deserted capital city to his own farewell celebration at nearby Joint Base Andrews.

There, he boarded Air Force One for the final time as president for the flight to his Florida estate.

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Washington DC - 20 January 2021

1. President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden depart inauguration ceremony

2. Various of them saying goodbye to former presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton

3. Various of the Bidens walking up the stairs into the Capitol

4. Various of Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff saying goodbye and walking up stairs

5. Various of the Bidens walking through the Capitol

6. Various of Harris and Emhoff walking through Capitol

7. Various of former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen walking through Capitol

8. Cutaway of the Capitol steps.

9. The Pences standing at top of steps

10. Various of Pences accompanied by Harris and Emhoff down the stairs

11. Various of both families laughing and talking

12. Various of Pences walking down rest of stairs and getting into SUV

13. Cutaway of Harris and Emhoff on stairs

14. Harris and Emhoff waving

15. Various of Pence motorcade

16. Various of Harris and Emhoff going back up the stairs

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US Inauguration Biden Oath 2
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Summary: Joe Biden sworn in as 46th US president. AP shots
Story No: 4307047
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 01/20/2021 06:12 PM
People: Joe Biden , Jill Biden , Kamala Harris , Amy Klobuchar , John Roberts
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Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday.

He swore the oath of office to take the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

Biden's inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty, a ceremony of resilience as the hallowed American democratic rite unfurled at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago.

On a chilly Washington day dotted with snow flurries, a bipartisan trio of ex-presidents along with the elite of nation's government gathered, ensuring the quadrennial ceremony persevered, even though it was encircled by security forces evocative of a war zone and devoid of crowds because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Washington DC - 20 January 2021

1. SOUNDBITE (English) Amy Klobuchar, US Senator Minnesota:

"It is now my distinct honour to introduce the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, John Roberts, to administer the presidential oath, to the next president of the United States, Joseph R. Biden."

2. Klobuchar leaving, Roberts approaching Biden to administer presidential oath, audience behind her, including Vice-President Kamala Harris and former Vice-President Mike Pence standing UPSOUND (English) "Ladies and gentlemen, please stand for the oath of office followed by musical honours." ++FOLLOWS ON FROM PREVIOUS SHOT++

3. Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden standing, Jill Biden holding bible, back shot of Chief Justice John Roberts

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, United States President: ++FOLLOWS ON FROM PREVIOUS SHOT++

Chief Justice John Roberts (English): "Please raise your right hand and repeat after me: I, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., do solemnly swear."

Joe Biden (English): "I Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. do solemnly swear."

Chief Justice John Roberts (English): "That I will faithfully execute."

Joe Biden (English): "That I will faithfully execute."

Chief Justice John Roberts (English): "The office of President of the United States."

Joe Biden (English): "The Office of President of the United States."

Chief Justice John Roberts (English): "And will, to the best of my ability."

Joe Biden (English): "And will, to the best of my ability."

Chief Justice John Roberts (English): "Preserve, protect and defend."

Joe Biden (English): "Preserve, protect and defend."

Chief Justice John Roberts (English): "The Constitution of the United States."

Joe Biden (English): "The Constitution of the United States."

Chief Justice John Roberts (English): "So help you God."

Joe Biden (English): "So help me God."

Chief Justice John Roberts (English): "Congratulations, Mr. President."

5. Biden hugging First Lady Jill Biden, greeting Klobuchar and returning to his seat ++FOLLOWS ON FROM PREVIOUS SHOT++

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US NY Cheers Biden Harris
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Summary: US: New Yorkers Cheer At Home As Biden, Harris Sworn In As President And Vice President
Story No: spt010378
Source: Spectee
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 01/20/2021 06:15 PM
People: Kamala Harris , Joe Biden
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RESTRICTIONS AND USAGE TERMS: Please credit “@RyGil01 via Spectee”. Please Note this material is supplied by Spectee for the purpose of licensing to AP customers. This content is not produced or verified by the Associated Press. ******************************************************************* 30 sec video Video Location: 97th Street in Manhattan, NYC, US Video Recording Date/Time: January 20, 2021 at about 12:00h New Yorkers cheered from their homes as Joseph Biden, Jr., and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the new president and vice president, respectively, around noon on Wednesday, January 20. Due to the pandemic and heavy security in and around Washington, D.C., the historic inauguration was mostly a televised event.

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Summary: US: New Yorkers Cheer At Home As Biden, Harris Sworn In As President And Vice President 2
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Date: 01/20/2021 06:30 PM
People: Kamala Harris , Joe Biden
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RESTRICTIONS AND USAGE TERMS: Please credit “Spectee”. Please Note this material is supplied by Spectee for the purpose of licensing to AP customers. This content is not produced or verified by the Associated Press. ******************************************************************* 13 sec video (looped 2x) Video Location: New York City, US Video Recording Date/Time: January 20, 2021 at about 12:00h New Yorkers cheered from their homes as Joseph Biden, Jr., and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the new president and vice president, respectively, around noon on Wednesday, January 20. Due to the pandemic and heavy security in and around Washington, D.C., the historic inauguration was mostly a televised event.

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US Inauguration Biden Proclamations
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Summary: In first act, Biden signs official proclamations
Story No: 4307054
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Date: 01/20/2021 06:36 PM
People: Joe Biden
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U.S. President Joe Biden signed three documents while in the President's Room at the Capitol after his swearing-in ceremony Wednesday.

The signings, Biden's first official presidential acts, included the Inauguration Day Proclamation, as well as nominations to Cabinet and sub-Cabinet positions in his administration.

Biden has sworn the oath of office to become the 46th president of the United States, declaring that “democracy has prevailed.”

There were comforting signs of tradition for the hallowed American democratic rite at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago. On a chilly Washington day dotted with snow flurries, a bipartisan trio of ex-presidents along with the elite of nation’s government gathered for the ceremony.

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Washington, D.C. - 20 January 2021

1. Wide, Capitol Hill exterior

2. Mid, U.S. President Joe Biden seated in President's Office signing proclamations

3. Top view of Capitol Hill Rotunda

4. Mid, exterior of Capitol Hill with flag flying

5. Wide, flags on Mall

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US Inauguration Departures
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Summary: Mike Pence, former presidents leave US Capitol
Story No: 4307055
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS , US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 01/20/2021 06:41 PM
People: Joe Biden , Michael Pence , Kamala Harris , Barack Obama , Amanda Gorman , George W. Bush , Karen Pence , Bill Clinton , Hillary Clinton , Jill Biden , Laura Bush
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Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and other top US officials left the Capitol after President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony Wednesday.

Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed."

He swore the oath of office to take the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

Biden's inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty, a ceremony of resilience as the hallowed American democratic rite unfurled at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago.

On a chilly Washington day dotted with snow flurries, a bipartisan trio of ex-presidents along with the elite of nation's government gathered, ensuring the quadrennial ceremony persevered, even though it was encircled by security forces evocative of a war zone and devoid of crowds because of the coronavirus pandemic

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Washington DC - 20 January 2021

1. Various of former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and wife Karen Pence, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Husband Doug Emhoff, former President Barack Obama speaking to National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, former President Bill Clinton and former First Lady Hillary Clinton leaving Capitol

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Washington DC - 20 January 2021

2. Various of Harris, Emhoff and Pences on steps, speaking, departing

3. Harris and Emhoff going back up the stairs

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Washington DC - 20 January 2021

4. Various of former U.S. President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, Clintons and Obamas walking to cars

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US FL Trump Mar a Lago Arrival
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Summary: Trump supporters cheer as he lands in Florida
Story No: 4307057
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Date: 01/20/2021 06:58 PM
People: Joe Biden , Donald Trump
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Former President Donald Trump arrived in West Palm Beach, Florida Wednesday.

Hundreds of supporters gathered with Trump flags to show support as his motorcade slowly moved from the airport towards Mar-a-Lago.

"Being able to get out here and show him support on his very last day and show appreciation for what he's done. For us, this guy works insane hours, get zero sleep and had every single obstacle in his way. He...you know, did so many good things for the American people with 50-pound weights on each foot. So, can't say enough good things about him. And, you know, hopefully this could be a roadmap to success in the future," Jeff Nichols, a resident of West Palm Beach said as he donned a big MAGA hat.

"And that he would choose Florida. This great man that has done so much for our country, it means a lot," Michael Idell, a resident of Fort Lauderdale said.

His term at an end, Trump said farewell to Washington but also hinted about a comeback despite a legacy of chaos, tumult and bitter divisions in the country he led for four years.

Trump departed office as the only president ever impeached twice, and with millions more out of work than when he was sworn in and 400,000 dead from the coronavirus.

Under his watch, Republicans lost the presidency and both chambers of Congress.

He will be forever remembered for inciting an insurrection, two weeks before Democrat Joe Biden moved into the White House, at the Capitol that left five dead, including a Capitol Police officer, and horrified the nation.

The first president in modern history to boycott his successor's inauguration, Trump is still stewing about his loss and maintains that election won by Biden was stolen from him.

Republican officials in several critical states, members of his own administration and a wide swath of judges, including those appointed by Trump, have rejected those arguments.

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West Palm Beach, Florida - 20 January 2021

1. Trump's motorcade driving towards Mar-a-Lago, people lined up on the street with U.S. flags and Trump flags

2. Various of Trump supporters chanting, "We love Trump." ++MOVING CAR VIDEO++

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West Palm Beach, Florida - 20 January 2021

3. Various of Trump supporters with Trump flag

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Jennifer Eady, Wellington, Florida resident:

"I'm happy for him to finally retire, to have some peace, to be away from the swamp, to golf, to to be a grandfather to his grandchildren, to be a father, to his children, to be away from the lies and the hate of D.C. I wish him restful years."

5. Air Force 1 in the sky

6. Close of Trump flag

7.  SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Idell, Fort Lauderdale, Florida resident:

"And that he would choose Florida. This great man that has done so much for our country, it means a lot."

8. Various of Trump supporters

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeff Nichols, West Palm Beach, Florida resident:

"We've done this many, many times, and I think, you know, being able to get out here and show him support on his very last day and show appreciation for what he's done. For us, this guy works insane hours, get zero sleep and had every single obstacle in his way. He...you know, did so many good things for the American people with 50-pound weights on each foot. So, can't say enough good things about him. And, you know, hopefully this could be a roadmap to success in the future."

10. Various of Trump supporters

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US Inauguration Biden Troops
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Summary: US president reviews troops outside Capitol
Story No: 4307062
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS , US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 01/20/2021 07:28 PM
People: Jill Biden , Kamala Harris , Joe Biden
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U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday took part in the traditional inaugural military tradition of “Pass in Review.”

Biden, Harris and their spouses stood on the East Front steps of the U.S. Capitol to observe the procession of ceremonial military regiments.

Several groupings passed by the steps, with military members saluting the newly minted president and musicians playing traditional patriotic tunes.

The inaugural parade that typically follows was to be replaced by a virtual parade later in the day because of concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Following the procession, the couples climbed into vehicles to travel to Arlington National Cemetery for a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

They were to be joined by the former presidents who attended the earlier inaugural ceremony.

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Washington DC - 20 January 2021

1. Various of U.S. President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff exiting Capitol, walking up to steps

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Washington DC - 20 January 2021

2. Bidens, Harris and Emhoff walking down steps

3. Biden and Harris inspecting troops

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Washington DC - 20 January 2021

4. Various of regiments marching

5. Various of Bidens, Harris and Emhoff saluting

6. Various of troops marching

7. Various of Bidens walking to car, entering, car door shutting

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Subjects: Executive branch , United States presidential inauguration , Inaugurations , Government and politics
People: Jill Biden , Kamala Harris , Joe Biden
Organisations: United States military, United States government
Locations: District of Columbia , United States , North America
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US Inauguration Biden Motorcade
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Summary: Biden, Harris travel to Arlington National Cemetery
Story No: 4307065
Source: US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
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Date: 01/20/2021 07:43 PM
People: Kamala Harris , Joe Biden
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Following the traditional inaugural military tradition of "Pass in Review," President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris climbed into vehicles to travel to Arlington National Cemetery for a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

They were to be joined by the former presidents who attended the earlier inaugural ceremony.

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Washington - 20 January 2021

1. Various of motorcade traveling to Arlington Cemetery

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Arlington, Virginia - 20 January 2021

2. Various of motorcade arriving at Arlington Cemetery

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US Inauguration Empty Streets
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Summary: Tight security, empty streets for Biden inauguration
Story No: 4307070
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Date: 01/20/2021 08:08 PM
People: Joe Biden , Donald Trump
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Troops in riot gear lined the sidewalks, but there were no crowds. Armored vehicles and concrete barriers blocked empty streets. Miles of fencing cordoned off many of the nation's most familiar landmarks.

Joe Biden was safely sworn in as president in a Washington on edge, two weeks after rioters loyal to former President Donald Trump besieged the Capitol.

Law enforcement officials contended not only with the potential for outside threats but also with rising concerns about an insider attack. Officials monitored members of far-right extremist and militia groups, increasingly concerned about the risk they could stream into Washington and spark violent confrontations, a law enforcement official said.

There were a few scattered arrests but no major protests or serious disruptions in the city during Biden's inauguration ceremony.

After the deadly attack that killed five on Jan. 6, the Secret Service stepped up security for the inauguration early, essentially locking down the nation's capital. More than 25,000 troops and police were called to duty. The National Mall was closed. Checkpoints were set up at intersections.

In the hours before the event, federal agents monitored “concerning online chatter,” which included an array of threats against elected officials and discussions about ways to infiltrate the inauguration, the official said.

Twelve National Guard members were removed from the security operation a day earlier after vetting by the FBI, including two who had made extremist statements in posts or texts about Wednesday's event. Pentagon officials would not give details on the statements. The FBI vetted all 25,000 members in an extraordinary security effort in part over the presence of some ex-military in the riot.

Investigators in Washington were particularly worried that members of right-wing extremist groups and militias, like the Oath Keepers and Three Percenters, would descend on Washington to spark violence, the law enforcement officials said. Some of the groups are known to recruit former military personnel, to train extensively and to have frequented anti-government and political protests.

Washington - 20 January 2021

1. Various views of empty street leading up to the U.S. Capitol

2. Various of largely empty street

3. Various of U.S military troops standing along street checkpoint near military transport vehicle

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People: Joe Biden , Donald Trump
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US Inauguration Biden Harris Gifts
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Summary: President, first lady receive gifts from Congress
Story No: 4307071
Source: US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 01/20/2021 08:23 PM
People: Joe Biden , Kamala Harris , Steny Hoyer , Mitch McConnell , Roy Blunt , Nancy Pelosi , Amy Klobuchar , Jill Biden
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After they were sworn in, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris accepted gifts from key members of the U.S House and U.S. Senate.

The gifts included a painting in the Smithsonian's collection by African American painter Robert Seldon Duncanson, two custom made crystal vases by Lenox, two America flags that flew over Wednesday's inauguration, and two framed photographs of Biden and Harris being sworn in.

Biden was sworn in as the 46th president and summoned American resilience to confront a historic confluence of crises and urging people to come together to end an “uncivil war” in a nation deeply divided after four tumultuous years

The quadrennial ceremony unfolded within a circle of security forces evocative of a war zone and devoid of crowds because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Instead, Biden gazed out over 200,000 American flags planted on the National Mall to symbolize those who could not attend in person.

Biden is eager to go big early, with an ambitious first 100 days that includes a push to speed up the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations to anxious Americans and pass a $1.9 trillion virus relief package.

On Day One, he is planning a series of executive actions to roll back Trump administration initiatives and also planned to send an immigration proposal to Capitol Hill that would create an eight-year path to citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally

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1. Various of Sen.Roy Blunt presenting painting to President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden

2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Sen. Roy Blunt, (R) Missouri

"The artist, Dr. Robert Seldon Duncanson, he was the best known African-American painter in the years surrounding the Civil War. He was based in Cincinnati, encouraged by abolitionists to, among other things, sponsor a trip for him to do some study in Europe. This is a painting that he painted in 1859. And I think it is sort of the classic America as a paradise painting that a lot of painters were doing then."

3. Tight of painting

4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Sen. Amy Klobuchar, (D) Minnesota

"Mr. President, First Lady, Madam Vice President, and our very first second gentleman, on behalf of the American people, it is our honor to present these custom made crystal bases commemorating your historic inauguration. Lenox, which you know, is a great company, American company, has handcrafted these gifts for the past nine presidential inaugurations."

5. President Biden, first lady Jill Biden walking

6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Sen. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader

"It's my honor and privilege to help present these flags of our nation that were flown over today's event here at the Capitol, and today this flag flew over our former colleagues inauguration as the very first female vice president of the United States. So to our very distinguished former colleague, Madam Vice President. Please accept this flag with the highest compliments and congratulations of the United States Senate."

7. McConnell walks away from podium

8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker

"But I have the privilege of giving the flag to the president of the United States, the flag that was flown when you were sworn in, Mr. President. This flag, may it reflect all that is said about your inauguration. America, united."

9. President Biden and first lady Jill Biden walking to next gift

10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader

"Well, President Biden, Vice President Harris, Dr. Biden and Mr. Emhoff on behalf of Republicans and congratulations. With modern technology just a few minutes ago, captured in these pictures, history in the making for all the world to see

11. Various of House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer presenting photo to Bidens

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