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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.

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

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

Trump:

Sparse crowds on the Mall

Biden:

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

Trump:

Barricades and traditional security for an inauguration

Biden:

National Guardsmen patrolling the Capitol perimeter with weapons

Trump:

Former Vice President waving

Biden:

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

Trump:

Biden:

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

Trump:

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

Biden:

Trump:

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

Biden:

Guests sitting six feet apart from one another

Trump:

Jackie Evancho singing the National Anthem

Biden:

Lady Gaga singing the National Anthem

Trump:

More plastic ponchos

Biden:

Jennifer Lopez performing

Trump:

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

Biden:

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

Trump:

Former President Obama shaking hands with former President Trump on stage

Biden:

Obama greeting President Biden

Trump:

Former Vice President Pence taking the oath of office

Biden:

Kamala Harris taking the Vice Presidential oath of office

Trump:

Trump taking the oath of office

Biden:

Biden taking the oath of office

Trump:

Trump embracing his family after being sworn in

Biden:

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

Trump:

Biden:

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