Joseph R. Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States in just a matter of hours.
Biden will be sworn-in on the west front of the U.S. Capitol at noon Eastern time. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will also take the oath of office. The National Mall usually attracts large crowds on Inauguration Day, but will be mostly empty due to tight security and coronavirus restrictions. Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are expected to attend the Inauguration, along with outgoing Vice President Mike Pence.
Live coverage of the inauguration expected today at 8:00 A.M. PST.