Joe Biden has been sworn in as the president of the United States 5 months ago

Joe Biden has been sworn in as the president of the United States

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Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th president of the United States of America.

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The former vice president's inauguration took place in Washington on a sunny Wednesday afternoon.

Guests at the ceremony included pop sensation Lady Gaga, who sang a belting version of the national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner.

Before Biden took to the stage, Kamala Harris was sworn in as his vice president, becoming the first female VP in the country's history.

Jennifer Lopez was the next guest out to sing This Land Your Land. Though, many pointed out that she might have been lip-syncing.

The American singer of Puerto Rican heritage let out a call in Spanish for "libertad y justicia para todos" - freedom and justice for all. Take that, Don.

Then it was Biden's turn. At 11:48am local time, he was confirmed as the next president of the United States. The constitution does stipulate that the official handover time is midday, but nobody is quibbling over 12 minutes. Not even Trump.

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Biden said: "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 a new 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."

He later added: "My whole soul is in this, uniting our nation."

Good luck, sir.