Inauguration 2021: What happens on the day Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are sworn in?
President-elect Joe Biden will not officially make his move to the White House until inauguration day - a political parade of sorts,
when the Democrat and his Vice-President Kamala Harris take the oath of office.
From the guest list to Covid-19 changes, to new security concerns, here's everything you need to know about the big day.
What is the inauguration?
The inauguration is the formal ceremony that marks the start of a new presidency, and it takes place in Washington DC.
The only required feature is that the president-elect recite the presidential oath of office: "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute
the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of
the United States."
When is Biden's inauguration?
By law, inauguration day is 20 January. Opening remarks are usually scheduled for around 11:30 EST (16:30 GMT) and Joe Biden and
Kamala Harris will be sworn in at midday.
Mr Biden will move into the White House later in the day - his home for the next four years.
What will be the security be?
Presidential inaugurations typically involve detailed security plans, but even more so now, after a mob stormed the Capitol on 6 January.
More than 10,000 National Guard troops will be in the capital, with about 5,000 more available if requested. Four years ago for
Donald Trump's inauguration about 8,000 National Guard troops were deployed.
When Mr Biden is sworn in, DC will still be under a state of emergency, an order put in place by Mayor Muriel Bowser amid the chaos.
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