Today, Wednesday, the inauguration ceremony of Joe Biden, the 46th President of the United States, will be held in Washington, DC.
Biden’s inauguration ceremony differs from his predecessors due to the exceptional measures that were taken against the backdrop of the Coronavirus pandemic and the escalating tensions in light of the storming of the Capitol on January 6 by crowds of supporters of current President Donald Trump.
The inauguration ceremony comes with the implementation of social distancing measures with the participation of only a thousand guests, including former presidents Barack Obama, George Bush Jr. and Bill Clinton, while Trump will become the first president of the United States since Andrew Johnson (who was leading the country between 1865 and 1869) to miss the inauguration of his successor. .
Singer Lady Gaga is expected to perform the US national anthem during the ceremony. Other American artists, including Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake and Faux Fighters, will also participate.