How Joe Biden’s 2021 inauguration day will compare to past ceremonies

US Presidential inaugurations are usually steeped in tradition, but Joe Biden’s 2021 ceremony is set to be like no other.

It comes fresh off of an unprecedented attack on the Washington DC Capitol by a mob of Donald Trump supporters and the country is fighting its highest rates of coronavirus to date.

Anxieties were heightened further on Jan 18, when an inauguration rehearsal was interrupted by a false alarm, as plumes of smoke were detected near the Capitol building. In the rehearsal, spectators were ushered from the west front of the Capitol, while the officials declared it was "not a drill". 

It later emerged that the smoke was from a fire in a homeless encampment approximately one mile away.

For these reasons, the Biden-Harris administration have scaled back celebrations and reinforced security in and around the Capitol area.

To find out everything that will be different about Mr Biden’s inauguration day, and how it compares to past inaugurations, watch the video above.

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