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Joe Biden to be sworn in as 46th president amid turmoil and loss in US

Added 01-20-21 03:09:02am EST - “Biden will take oath on steps of US Capitol where two weeks ago a pro-Trump mob stormed the building in effort to overturn election” - Theguardian.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theguardian.com: “Joe Biden to be sworn in as 46th president amid turmoil and loss in US”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Biden will take oath on steps of US Capitol where two weeks ago a pro-Trump mob stormed the building in effort to overturn election

Donald Trump on Wednesday is preparing to leave the White House, hours before Joe Biden is to be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States at a moment of profound turmoil and loss for America.

Biden will take the oath of office on the steps of the US Capitol where exactly two weeks prior a mob of Trump supporters breached security barriers and stormed the building in an effort to overturn the results of the presidential election.

In the aftermath of the deadly assault on the Capitol and as the death toll from the coronavirus surpasses 400,000, Biden will assume the presidency in a city resembling a war zone and devoid of the celebratory pomp and pageantry that comes with a presidential inauguration.

Even before the attack on the Capitol, the inaugural planning committee urged Americans to stay home in an effort to minimize the risk of further spreading the disease.

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