From stepchildren to senators, attendees flocked to the Capitol in both muted and flashy garments, sending Twitter into a frenzy over standout styles.
Leaders, former officials and citizens voiced optimism with the dawn of the new U.S. administration. China's state news agency tweeted: "Good Riddance, Donald Trump!"
During his inaugural address, President Joe Biden spoke of renewal, resolve and the will of the people. Around the nation there was a feeling of cautious optimism.
President Biden called for a day of "renewal and resolve" as he takes office. Read fact checks and analysis of his remarks.
As Joe Biden is inaugurated, he is hoping to bring America together. But the country's modern divisions didn't begin and end with Trump.
By a 60%-to-27% margin, Americans said they thought Trump would go down as either one of the worst presidents in history or below average. President-elect Joe Biden is viewed more positively.
With the country reeling from the pandemic, racial injustice, and the Capitol riot, President-elect Joe Biden must transcend the "typical gauzy appeals to national unity" of past inaugural addresses.
The nation prepares for an inauguration unlike any in the country's history amid a massive effort to avoid a repeat of the U.S. Capitol attack.
The FBI is warning of protests and potential violence in all 50 capitals ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. On Wednesday, President Trump urged that there be no violence of any kind.