Biden Inauguration: What will Joe Biden do first?

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Joe Biden has spent 50 years in politics working towards this moment, but he could never have expected such huge challenges would be facing him on his first day at the helm. What are his priorities?

He'll get started with a 10-day flurry of executive orders.

These are presidential directives that don't require congressional approval.

Top of the list are rescinding a controversial travel ban, imposed by his predecessor Donald Trump against countries he viewed as a security threat, and rejoining the Paris climate deal.

Here's what else we know about what will demand the new president's immediate attention.