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Joe Biden sworn in as 46th U.S. President

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With his hand on a five-inch thick heirloom Bible that has been in his family for more than a century, Biden took the presidential oath of office administered by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts just after noon (1700 GMT), vowing to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Video Transcript

JOHN ROBERTS: Please raise your right hand and repeat after me. I, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., do solemnly swear--

JOE BIDEN: I, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., do solemnly swear--

JOHN ROBERTS: --that I will faithfully execute--

JOE BIDEN: --that I will faithfully execute--

JOHN ROBERTS: --the Office of President of the United States--

JOE BIDEN: --the Office of President of the United States--

JOHN ROBERTS: --and will to the best of my ability--

JOE BIDEN: --and will to the best of my ability--

JOHN ROBERTS: --preserve, protect, and defend--

JOE BIDEN: --preserve, protect, and defend--

JOHN ROBERTS: --the Constitution of the United States--

JOE BIDEN: --the Constitution of the United States--

JOHN ROBERTS: --so help you God.

JOE BIDEN: --so help me God.

JOHN ROBERTS: Congratulations, Mr President.

[CHEERS, APPLAUSE]

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