See President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris' 2021 Inauguration Day in Pictures

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris celebrated 2021 inauguration day with family, politicians, celebrities and more. See all the best photos from Washington, D.C.

By Mike Vulpo Jan 21, 2021 3:53 AMTags
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It's time for the White House to welcome a few new houseguests.

On Wednesday, Jan. 19, all eyes were on Washington, D.C. as the 2021 Presidential Inauguration marked the commencement of the four-year term of Joe Biden as president and Kamala Harris as vice president of the United States.

Although this year's event saw fewer Americans in attendance because of the coronavirus pandemic and safety concerns, D.C.'s tradition continued as planned with a variety of speeches, special guests and an overall theme of "America United."

While former President Donald Trump previously declined to attend the festivities, former Vice President Mike Pence was on-hand as well as former presidents including Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

In addition, Lady Gaga agreed to sing the National Anthem before Jennifer Lopez took the stage for a special performance

For those who were unable to witness the inauguration during the day, there was another way to celebrate later in the night. Tom Hanks hosted Celebrating America, a televised 90-minute program that aired live across all major networks. Viewers enjoyed highlights from the day's events, as well as musical performances from Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake and more.

A Guide to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' 2021 Inauguration Day

For now, E! News is compiling the best photos from the 2021 Presidential Inauguration. Keep scrolling to see all of the highlights, must-see moments and special guests that left so many people talking.

Joe Biden & Kamala Harris

The president and the vice president give each other fist bumps.

Joe Biden & Dr. Jill Biden

President Joe Biden kisses First Lady Dr. Jill Biden after being sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.

Lady Gaga and Mike Pence

The singer sings the National Anthem, as outgoing Vice President Mike Pence looks on.

Bernie Sanders

The photo that sparked a thousand memes. "This could have been an email."

National Guard

Members of the National Guard stand watch as American flags decorate the "Field of Flags" at the National Mall ahead of the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

National Guard

Members of the National Guard take photos on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol before the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Joe Biden & Dr. Jill Biden

Arriving at the White House

Kamala Harris & Doug Emhoff

Arriving at the White House

John Legend & Chrissy Teigen


Kamala Harris & Doug Emhoff

Walking the parade

Amanda Gorman


Reverend Dr. Silvester Beaman


Jennifer Lopez


Garth Brooks


Barack Obama & Kamala Harris

Former President & Vice President

Joe Biden

Being sworn into office

Lady Gaga

Performing the national anthem

Andrea Hall

Firefighter leading the Pledge of Allegiance 

Joe Biden & Barack Obama
Kamala Harris

Vice President Being Sworn Into Office

Amy Klobuchar

Minnesota Senator

Hunter Biden & Ashley Biden

Joe Biden's Children 

Mitch McConnell & Elaine Chao

Senate Majority Leader and His Wife

Biden & Harris Family

Arriving on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol

Bernie Sanders

Vermont Senator

Elizabeth Warren

Massachussetts Senator

Meena Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris' Niece

George W. Bush & Laura Bush


Cory Booker & Rosario Dawson
Lady Gaga & Michael Polansky
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