Highlights from Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' inauguration

By Debolina Biswas|21st Jan 2021
The inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris included a star-studded concert, a stellar performance by Amanda Gorman, several fashionable outfits, and more.
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The 2020 US Election and the victory of Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris was nothing short of historical. In fact, Biden broke former President Barack Obama's record to become the most votes ever cast for a presidential candidate.


Madam Vice President Kamala Harris paved history for herself and for women across the globe. At 56, she became the first woman to ever hold office in the White House.

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Kamala Harris at the swearing ceremony | Image source: Twitter

The President said: "Democracy has prevailed."
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46th US President Joe Biden with First Lady Jill Biden | Image source: Twitter

The 46th Presidential Inauguration was one of its kind. It broke all traditional rituals to make way for a fresh start.

Star-studded concert

The Biden-Harris inauguration was celebrated with a virtual concert to pay tribute to the COVID-19 frontline heroes. The concert was hosted by actor Tom Hanks and opened with musician Bruce Springsteen singing Land of Hope and Dreams.


Other musicians including Demi Lovato and John Legend performed at the concert. Demi performed a cover of Lovely Day, and was accompanied by doctors and nurses.

At the concert, President Biden said, "We wanted to make sure our inauguration was not about us but about you, the American people."

The concert was closed by Katy Perry who sang her famous song Firework, standing at the front of the Lincoln Memorial as fireworks exploded in the background.


At the inauguration ceremony, Lady Gaga picked up a golden microphone to sing the National Anthem of the United States. The pop star got emotional during the performance.

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Lady Gaga at the Inauguration | Image source: Twitter

She wore a large golden dove carrying an olive branch and said: "May we all make peace with each other."

Post Lady Gaga's performance, Jennifer Lopez sang a medley of This Land is Your Land and America the beautiful.

American country songwriter Garth Brooks sang Amazing Grace.

Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman became the youngest poet to perform at the US Presidential inauguration. The 22-year old recited The Hill We Climb, at the swearing-in ceremony of the President and the Vice-President.

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Amanda Gorman at the Inauguration | Image source: Twitter

Former First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted. "With her strong and poignant words, Amanda Gorman reminds us of the power we each hold in upholding our democracy."

Former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says that the 22-year old promises to contest for Presidency in 2036.

Walking in style

Forget the basic blacks and whites as these women in power made their way with striking outfits. Harris sworn into history as the first woman female Vice President of the US in a vibrant purple coat and dress, flaunting her signature pearls.


Former Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton walked in a purple pantsuit and brown coat. First Lady Jill Biden sported an ocean-blue dress and overcoat, with Swarovski pearls.


Former First Lady Michelle Obama, however, was our personal favourite. The fashion icon for many wore a stunning magenta pantsuit with a matching coat.

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Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden at the Inauguration | Image source: Twitter

Bernie Sanders' mittens

Only of the many highlights from the inauguration was Senator Bernie Sanders. He was seen wearing cute mittens, which soon made way for hundreds of memes across social media.


However, media reports suggest there's a heartwarming story behind those brown and white mittens flaunted by Sanders at the ceremony.


The mittens are reportedly made by a school-teacher from the Senator's hometown, using repurposed wool sweaters and recycled plastic bottles.


Edited by Saheli Sen Gupta

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