Photos: Joe Biden Is Now The 46th President Of The United States

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden arrive to the inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, D.C. During today's inauguration ceremony, Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the President and Vice President of the United States on Wednesday at a star-studded inauguration in Washington, D.C. Shadows of the Jan. 6 siege on Capitol Hill loomed over the city, and a large National Guard and law enforcement presence surrounded the festivities. No large protests materialized during the ceremony.

The inauguration, which was not attended by now former President Donald Trump, proceeded without interruptions. The ceremony was led by performances from Jennifer Lopez, Garth Brooks, and Lady Gaga, and a powerful poem by Amanda Gorman.

During his inaugural address, Biden emphasized the need for unity called for an end to partisanship.

This is what inauguration day looked like:

Preparation

Members of the National Guard walked near the U.S. Capitol on January 19, 2021. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)
Members of law enforcement line the streets ahead of the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on January 20, 2021. (Tasos Katopodis/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Law enforcement and state officials were on high alert for potentially violent protests as Biden is sworn in. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Flags decorate the "Field of Flags" at the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol ahead of the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
A worker wears a protective mask while cleaning protective glass on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. (Kevin Dietsch /Pool/Getty Images)
Socially distanced and masked guests attend the 59th Presidential Inauguration for President Joe Biden. (Susan Walsh/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The Inauguration

(L-R) Doug Emhoff, U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, incoming U.S. First Lady Jill Biden, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, Missouri Senator Roy Blunt and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar arrive for the inauguration. (Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff arrive before the inauguration. (Jonthan Ernst/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama arrive. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool/Getty Images)
Lady Gaga arrives to sing the National Anthem. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive at his Biden's inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden embraces U.S. President Joe Biden after he delivered his inaugural address. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Lady Gaga sings the National Anthem. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lopez sings Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land." (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman of Los Angeles delivers her poem. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman is the fourth poet to write a poem for an inauguration of a U.S. president. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. President. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Former Vice president Mike Pence (R) applauds as U.S. President Joe Biden kisses his wife Jill Biden after he is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts. (Andrew Harnik/ Pool/Getty Images)
Vice President Elect Kamala Harris hugs her husband Doug Emhoff before the inauguration gets underway. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Former president Barack Obama hugs U.S. President Joe Biden. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Former President Barack Obama greets Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as she arrives. (Caroline Brehman/Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. President Joe Biden hugs Jill Biden and daughter Ashley Biden after being sworn in as U.S. President. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Family members of Vice President Kamala Harris attend the inauguration. (Tasos Katopodis/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
President Joe Biden delivers his Inauguration speech. (Patrick SemanskyY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Kamala Harris's family members attend the inauguration. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris leaves after she was inaugurated along with President Joe Biden. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool/Getty Images)

Inauguration On the Ground

Supporters of President Joseph Biden celebrate as they listen to him speak during the presidential inauguration. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Edwina Rose from California fights back tears while listening to U.S. President Joe Biden's inauguration speech. (Nathan Howard/Getty Images)
Kosovo Albanians hold posters with the portrait of US President-elect Joe Biden, next to US soldiers serving in the led-peacekeeping mission in Kosovo (KFOR), in the village of Bibaj, on January 20, 2021, ahead of the 59th inaugural ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. (Armend Nimani/AFP via Getty Images)
Villagers pose holding photos of US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at her ancestral village of Thulasendrapuram in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu on January 20, 2021. (Arun Sankar/AFP via Getty Images)
Women's rights activist Emiliana Guereca, who was born in Mexico, celebrates with her children while watching the inauguration ceremony as she hosts a remote inauguration watch party from her home in Los Angeles, California. Guereca, whose family immigrated from Mexico and arrived in the U.S. undocumented, is the founder of Women's March Los Angeles and President of Women's March Foundation. During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States and Kamala Harris becomes the country's first female, Black and South Asian American vice president. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
People watch news coverage of the Presidential inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on television screens at PQST on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
Supporters of President Joseph Biden celebrate as they listen to him speak during the presidential inauguration on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Law enforcement and state officials are on high alert for potentially violent protests as Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States at today's inauguration ceremony. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A monitor at O'Hare International Airport broadcasts the inauguration of Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Supporters of President Joseph Biden celebrate as they listen to him speak during the presidential inauguration on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Law enforcement and state officials are on high alert for potentially violent protests as Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States at today's inauguration ceremony. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

US President Joe Biden signs three documents including an Inauguration declaration, cabinet nominations and sub-cabinet noinations, as US Vice President Kamala Harris (R) watches in the Presidents Room following the 59th inaugural ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images)