United States of America (USA) is all set to inaugurate its new President on Wednesday. 

Joe Biden, President-elect, has arrived at in Washington on the eve of his inauguration. 

Central Washington has been flooded with National Guard troops ahead of Biden’s inauguration. 

Unprecedented deployment of armed soldiers and concrete barriers is being witnessed in Washington due to COVID-19 restrictions and fears of right-wing attacks.  

Inauguration eve normally attracts massive crowds in Washington. 

Upon arriving in Washington, US President-elect Joe Biden paid tribute to the 4,00,000-plus Americans, who lost their lives to coronavirus. 

“It’s hard sometimes to remember, but that’s how we heal. It’s important to do that as a nation,” Biden said. 

Biden was joined by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. 

“For many months, we have grieved by ourselves. Tonight, we grieve and begin healing together,” said Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. 

Meanwhile, outgoing President Donald Trump has issued a videoed farewell address. 

Trump asked Americans to ‘pray’ for the success of the incoming Biden administration. 

However, Trump is yet to congratulate Biden on his win or invite him for the customary cup of tea in the Oval Office. 

Meanwhile, Trump’s daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump shared a farewell message saying Americans must pray for the Joe Biden administration’s success. 

US President-elect Joe Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the 46th President and 49th Vice-President of the United States on Wednesday. 

The Inaugural ceremony will begin with an invocation and the singing of the national anthem at 8:30 pm IST. 


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