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28 Photos That Show The Differences Between Trump And Biden's Inaugurations

Four years.

Today, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.

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For many reasons, this inauguration was different than the last: differing political parties, a violent insurrection in recent memory, and, of course, the pandemic.

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So, here are some photos that demonstrate just how different Trump and Biden's inaugurations were:

Trump:

Sparse crowds on the Mall
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Biden:

Flags representing people who couldn't be at the inauguration due to the pandemic
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Trump:

Barricades and traditional security for an inauguration
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Biden:

National Guardsmen patrolling the Capitol perimeter with weapons
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Trump:

Former Vice President waving
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Biden:

Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff descending the Capitol steps
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Trump:

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Biden:

President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden wearing face masks
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Trump:

Trump surrounded by a non-socially distanced crowd before Covid-19 hit
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Biden:

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Trump:

Guests wearing plastic rain ponchos with one woman wearing a fur hat and matching coat
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Biden:

Guests sitting six feet apart from one another
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Trump:

Jackie Evancho singing the National Anthem
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Biden:

Lady Gaga singing the National Anthem
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Trump:

More plastic ponchos
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Biden:

Jennifer Lopez performing
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Trump:

Bill Clinton, Hilary Clinton, George W. Bush, and Laura Bush looking on at the inauguration
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Biden:

Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hilary Clinton greeting other guests with arm bumps
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Trump:

Former President Obama shaking hands with former President Trump on stage
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Biden:

Obama greeting President Biden
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Trump:

Former Vice President Pence taking the oath of office
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Biden:

Kamala Harris taking the Vice Presidential oath of office
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Trump:

Trump taking the oath of office
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Biden:

Biden taking the oath of office
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Trump:

Trump embracing his family after being sworn in
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Biden:

Biden embracing his wife, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden after being sworn in
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Trump:

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Biden:

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