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Harris' ancestral village celebrates inauguration

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Thulasendrapuram, a leafy village about 200 miles south of the city of Chennai, is where Harris's maternal grandfather was born more than a century ago.

Calendars featuring the faces of Biden and Harris have been distributed throughout the village by a co-operative.

Harris, who was born to an Indian mother and a Jamaican father, both of whom immigrated to the United States to study, visited Thulasendrapuram when she was five and has recalled walks with her grandfather on the beach at Chennai.

Harris becomes the first woman, first Black American and first Asian American to win the second-highest U.S. office.

Video Transcript

- Kamala Harris. Kamala Harris. Kamala Harris.

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Kamala Harris. Kamala Harris. Kamala Harris. Joe Biden. Joe Biden. Joe Biden.

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[BELL RINGING]

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