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LIVE BLOG: Trump Sworn in as 45th US President

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Donald Trump is now the 45th president of the United States. After swearing his allegiance to the Constitution in a ceremony at the US Capitol Friday, Trump delivered a 16-minute address stressing his campaign theme - "make America great again." The 70-year-old president, holding elective office for the first time in his life, told a crowd of several hundred thousand people at the National Mall that his administration will transfer power away from Washington and return it to the American people.


President Donald Trump waves as he walks with first lady Melania Trump and son Baron during the inauguration parade on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Jan. 20, 2017.
06:59 20.1.2017
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania take part in a Make America Great Again welcome concert in Washington, Jan. 19, 2017.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania take part in a Make America Great Again welcome concert in Washington, Jan. 19, 2017.

07:08 20.1.2017
Trump speaks at inaugural concert, says things are going to change
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On the eve of his inauguration, Donald Trump promised to work hard, unify the country and "make America great for everybody."

07:18 20.1.2017

After being sworn as as the 45th U.S. president, Donald Trump will deliver a highly anticipated inaugural address. His spokesman Sean Spicer has said the speech would be "very personal, his vision for America."

07:28 20.1.2017
Early crowds lined up at the Silver Gate for today's presidential inauguration ceremony for Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. January 20, 2017 (B. Allen / VOA)
Early crowds lined up at the Silver Gate for today's presidential inauguration ceremony for Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. January 20, 2017 (B. Allen / VOA)

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