President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Biden and Harris were inaugurated in a pared-down ceremony attended by Vice President Mike Pence and former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. Biden's inaugural address emphasized healing and unity in America's future. After starting the day at a pre-inauguration Mass with their spouses and top congressional leaders from both parties, Biden and Harris later laid a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of The Unknown Soldier, then embarked on a short parade around the Capitol Hill area that ended at the White House. Due to security risks and the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no crowd on the mall and the traditional inaugural balls were replaced with a televised concert and celebration of American unity.

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