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Biden’s inauguration program begins at some time after 11am ET – which is 4pm in London – with Father Leo J O’Donovan, an American Jesuit Catholic priest who is a longtime friend of the Biden family, set to give an invocation.
Andrea Hall, a Georgia firefighter in the South Fulton fire and rescue department, will then lead the pledge of allegiance. Hall is the first African American woman in the department’s history to be promoted to the rank of fire captain.
Welcome to our live coverage of US politics on a historic – and busy – Wednesday in Washington.
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