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Summary

  1. Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US president, in historic power transfer from President Obama
  2. In his inaugural address he vowed to fight for the "forgotten" Americans
  3. Taking aim at Washington elites, he vowed: "Our country will prosper again"
  4. Protesters have smashed windows and clashed with riot police on Washington's streets

Live Reporting

By Max Matza and Yaroslav Lukov

All times stated are UK

  1. Trump arrives at White House

    Nineteen months after descending that golden escalator in the lobby of Trump Tower to launch his improbable bid for the White House, the new president strides into the grounds of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

    One of the most remarkable campaigns in living memory ends here, as he takes over as 45th commander-in-chief.

    Keep track of his progress here with our handy Trump Tracker.

    Donald Trump waves with wife Melania during the Inaugural Parade in Washington
    Image caption: Donald Trump waves with wife Melania during the Inaugural Parade in Washington
  2. Trump's Secretary of Defence is confirmed

    "Mad Dog" at his confirmation hearing
    Image caption: "Mad Dog" survived his confirmation hearing

    James "Mad Dog" Mattis has been confirmed by the Senate.

    The retired Marine general is Trump's first nominee to be formally approved.

    Mattis required a formal waiver to be eligible to serve, due to a requirement that a person be out of the armed services for at least seven years before being eligible to become Defence Secretary.

  3. George W Bush v rain poncho

    As Trump began his inauguration speech earlier, it started raining.

    VIP guests put on their rain ponchos and opened umbrellas, but it looks like former US President George W Bush struggled a bit... 

    His former Vice-President Dick Cheney (sitting behind him) can't hide his amusement.

    Former US President George W Bush tries to put on his rain poncho
    George W Bush struggles with his rain poncho
    George W Bush covers himself from rain
    George W Bush covers himself from rain
  4. Twitter warps fabric of internet

    Twelve million tweets have been sent so far today on the #Inauguration.

    Those posts peaked at 58,000 per minute at 12:02pm local time.

    Twitter inauguration-palooza
    Image caption: Twitter inauguration-palooza
  5. Trump's speech - 20 mins in 2.5 mins

    Video content

    Video caption: US President Donald Trump's first speech

    It was 20 minutes long and touched on jobs, patriotism, rebuilding, radical Islam and winning. We have boiled it down to two and a half.

  6. Scots protests against Trump

    Edinburgh protests

    Hundreds of protesters taken place across Scotland to oppose the presidency of Donald Trump.

    Scots protests against Trump presidency

    Edinburgh protests

    Hundreds of protesters march in Scotland to oppose the presidency of Donald Trump.

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  7. New petitions hit White House

    Screenshot of a petition on the White House website

    Two new petitions have appeared on the White House website: one calling for an immediate "release of Trump's full tax returns", while the other one says the 45th president "should divest his financial and business holdings or have them administered by a truly blind trust".

  8. Dem senator: Protesters 'disgusting'

    Sen McCaskill

    Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill has some harsh words for the protesters causing damage around Washington DC.

    “Nothing is more un-American than protesters who are not peaceful - disgusting,” tweeted McCaskill.  

    “I understand the angst out there today for all of you throwing stuff at me,” she added. "Sorry, but I believe peaceful protest is always the right way."  

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  9. Protests across America

    Anti-Trump demos have been held across the US.

    Demonstrators in San Francisco
    Image caption: In San Francisco, demonstrators formed a human chain around the famous Golden Gate Bridge
    Protesters march in Seattle
    Image caption: In Seattle, students rallied on the streets
    Demonstrators in Los Angeles
    Image caption: In a rainy Los Angeles, demonstrators held placards that read "We the people are greater than fear"
  10. French media warily welcomes 'new era'

    French newspapers (file photo)

    French media this evening has reflected what many in the world seem to be thinking - the Trump presidency will be a step into the unknown. 

    Respected daily Liberation said Trump's speech "remains entirely in line with his campaign statements". 

    "Calmer than usual, in a composed voice, this time Trump put on a presidential posture," it said.

    Meanwhile, Le Parisien called Trump's speech "anti-elite, anti-decline and combative". 

    "In a combative political speech, which lasted about 15 minutes, right after taking the oath on the Bible, the 45th president of the United States promised to 'strengthen the old alliances and forge new ones,'" the paper stated.

    Business daily Les Echos simply put it that "America has just entered a new era". 

    Elsewhere, former President Nicolas Sarkozy has broken his social media silence to wish Barack Obama all the best.

    It was Sarkozy's first tweet since he was defeated by ex-PM Francois Fillon in the first round of France's Republican presidential primary in November. 

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  11. Live streaming parade

    We are live streaming on the BBC News Instagram account at the back portion of the inaugural parade. Follow @BBCNews on Instagram and watch the live stream on your phone!

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  12. Young men's messages

    Children in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, have given their take on the transition of power.

    "I don't think he's gonna lead the country right," one young man says of Trump.

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  13. Trump and Melania are on foot

    Trumps

    The president and first lady are heading towards their new home at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

    As is traditional during US presidential inaugurations, they walked some of the route, emerging briefly with their son, Barron, from the armoured vehicle known as The Beast. 

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