Dawn breaks over the Capitol Building and stage as final preparations are made for the inauguration ceremony in Washington.

Donald Trump boards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House as he leaves the US capital before the inauguration of his successor.

Joe Biden and his wife Jill attend mass at the Cathedral of St Matthew the Apostle in Washington before his inauguration.

A worker vacuums a seating platform in front of the western facade of the Capitol before the 59th presidential inauguration.

George W Bush, former US president, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, Barack Obama, former president, and his wife Michelle arrive for the inauguration.

A woman jumps for a picture by the ‘Field of Flags’ in front of the Washington Monument, where usually there would be crowds of thousands for the ceremony marking the start of a new presidency.

Joe Biden and his wife Jill walk out of the Capitol for the inauguration.

Lady Gaga makes her way through the Capitol to the inauguration platform to sing the US national anthem.

The reduced and socially distanced audience during the inauguration.

Singer Jennifer Lopez gestures to the crowd during the inauguration, where she performed.

Kamala Harris, with her husband Doug Emhoff, is sworn in as the 49th US vice-president as Joe Biden looks on, moments before he took his own oath of office.

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th US president by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the family’s 19th-century Bible.

President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address on the front of the Capitol.

First Lady Jill Biden embraces her husband after his inaugural address.

American poet Amanda Gorman recites her work ‘The Hill We Climb’ during the inauguration.

President Joe Biden hugs First Lady Jill Biden, son Hunter and daughter Ashley.

Friends and supporters of the Carter G Woodson African American Museum in St Petersburg, Florida, cheer as Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice-president.

Guests cheer during a watch party for the inauguration ceremony at Manuel’s Tavern in Atlanta, Georgia.

In his first duties as president, Joe Biden signs an inauguration declaration and a series of nominations for cabinet and sub-cabinet roles in the Presidents’ Room at the US Capitol, as vice-president Kamala Harris watches