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WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: President Donald Trump takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today’s inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L) takes the oath of office as his wife Karen Pence looks on, on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.   Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L) takes the oath of office as his wife Karen Pence looks on, on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today’s inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP
Vice President Mike Pence, President-elect Donald Trump President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on the podium before Trump's swearing in ceremony at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Paul J. Richards
Vice President Mike Pence, President-elect Donald Trump President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on the podium before Trump’s swearing in ceremony at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Paul J. Richards
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (R) speaks to Vice President-elect Mike Pence on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.   Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (R) speaks to Vice President-elect Mike Pence on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today’s inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP
US President-elect Donald Trump gestures before being sworn in as President on January 20, 2017 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON
US President-elect Donald Trump gestures before being sworn in as President on January 20, 2017 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON
US President Barack Obama(R) and First Lady Michelle Obama(L) welcome Preisdent-elect Donald Trump(2nd-R) and his wife Melania to the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON
US President Barack Obama(R) and First Lady Michelle Obama(L) welcome Preisdent-elect Donald Trump(2nd-R) and his wife Melania to the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON
US President Barack Obama(R) and First Lady Michelle Obama(L) welcome Preisdent-elect Donald Trump(2nd-R) and his wife Melania to the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON
US President Barack Obama(R) and First Lady Michelle Obama(L) welcome Preisdent-elect Donald Trump(2nd-R) and his wife Melania to the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON
US Vice President Joe Biden(R)and his wife Jill(2nd-R) welcome Vice-president elect Mike Pence(L) and his wife Karen to the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON
US Vice President Joe Biden(R)and his wife Jill(2nd-R) welcome Vice-president elect Mike Pence(L) and his wife Karen to the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON
US President Barack Obama departs the Oval Office for the last time as president, at the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON
US President Barack Obama departs the Oval Office for the last time as president, at the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON
Donald Trump (L) is sworn in as the 45th US president by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in front of the Capitol in Washington on January 20, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. CLARY
Donald Trump (L) is sworn in as the 45th US president by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in front of the Capitol in Washington on January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. CLARY
President-elect Donald Trump(C)is greeted by US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama(L) as he arrives at the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON
President-elect Donald Trump(C)is greeted by US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama(L) as he arrives at the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON
US President Barack Obama walks through the colonnade as he departs the Oval Office for the last time as president, at the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON
US President Barack Obama walks through the colonnade as he departs the Oval Office for the last time as president, at the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON
US Vice President Joe Biden(R)and his wife Jill(2nd-R) welcome Vice-president elect Mike Pence(L) and his wife Karen to the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON
US Vice President Joe Biden(R)and his wife Jill(2nd-R) welcome Vice-president elect Mike Pence(L) and his wife Karen to the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON
US President Barack Obama is seen in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC prior to departing for the last time as president January 20, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON
US President Barack Obama is seen in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC prior to departing for the last time as president January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON
President-elect Donald Trump(C)is greeted by US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama(L) as he arrives at the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON
President-elect Donald Trump(C)is greeted by US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama(L) as he arrives at the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON
US President Donald Trump speaks after being sworn in as President on January 20, 2017 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON
US President Donald Trump speaks after being sworn in as President on January 20, 2017 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.   Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today’s inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP
Protesters display anti-Trump placards as they wait to get to the National Mall for the inaugration of US President-elect Donald Trump in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2107. 


Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday -- capping his improbable journey to the White House and beginning a four-year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD
Protesters display anti-Trump placards as they wait to get to the National Mall for the inaugration of US President-elect Donald Trump in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2107.

Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday — capping his improbable journey to the White House and beginning a four-year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD

Donald Trump became the 45th president of United States on Friday, ushering in a new political era that is cheered and feared in equal measure.

The 70-year-old Republican billionaire placed his left hand on a bible used by Abraham Lincoln and recited the 35-word oath spoken since George Washington, and then launched into a much-anticipated inaugural address.

“We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people,” Trump told a crowd of hundreds of thousands massed on the National Mall.

See the gallery above for pictures from the inauguration.

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