Trump inauguration day: In pictures

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image captionPresident Trump and his wife Melania wave to the crowds as they walk during the inauguration parade on Pennsylvania Avenue
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image captionAmong the parade participants are "troops" in period costumes
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image captionAnti-Trump protesters set alight a limousine on Washington's K Street
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image captionPresident Trump and the First Lady attend the presidential lunch
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image captionFormer President Obama waves as he sets off in a helicopter to say the final goodbye to his staff, while newly elected President Trump and First Lady, Melania, return to business
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image captionPresident Donald Trump (left) and former President Barack Obama, with their wives behind them, during the US national anthem
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image captionJackie Evancho, a 16-year-old former America's Got Talent contestant, sings the US national anthem at the ceremony
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image captionEnthusiastic members of the crowd cheer on the National Mall
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image captionPresident Trump is congratulated by his family after taking the oath of office, as former President Obama and his wife Michelle look on
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image captionDonald Trump pumps his fist after being sworn in as the 45th US president
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image captionTrump takes the oath as his wife Melania holds a bible
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image captionMike Pence is sworn in as US vice-president, next to his wife, Karen Pence
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image captionHillary Clinton, who lost the presidential race to Mr Trump, whispers into the ear of former president George W Bush ahead of the inauguration
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image captionPresident-elect Donald Trump arrives to applause
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image captionThe media prepares for the ceremony in the rain
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image captionThe Capitol building decked out with the stars and stripes
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image captionProtesters against Mr Trump gather near the Pennsylvania Avenue parade route
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image captionThe motorcade carrying Barack Obama and Donald Trump rolls up Pennsylvania Avenue to the US Capitol for the swearing-in ceremony
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image captionIt's all smiles for the cameras as Barack and Michelle Obama welcome Donald and Melania Trump to the White House for tea on the morning of the inauguration
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image captionSpectators gather in the National Mall in front of the US Capitol, braving cold and rain to secure a spot for the event
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image captionRain ponchos are the accessory of the day as Trump supporters settle down for the long wait until the swearing-in ceremony and inauguration parade
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image captionBarack Obama leaves the White House for the last time, marking the end of eight years in office
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image captionFor some it's a moment of great excitement, patriotism - and a reminder of Donald Trump's victory over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton
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image captionBut thousands of protesters have turned out to show their anger, with "not my president" proving a popular slogan on placards and signs
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image captionProtesters have been trying to block access to entry points to the National Mall, but this man was dragged away by police

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