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At the ceremony on 20 January, President Trump took the oath before Judge John Roberts on the steps of the Capitol in Washington.

Thousands of Trump supporters cross country gathered on the streets near the location to witness this special event.

This marks the end of an unexpected journey for the Republican billionaire, after a campaign filled with controversy.

In his speech, Trump promised to be the voice of the people that have been forgotten and ignored by politicians in Washington. Trump said that it is “the day when people are again leaders of this nation.”

“I will fight for you with every breath and I will never let you down,” added president Trump.

“America will start to win again, to win more than it ever did before.”

“I will bring jobs to the country, I will bring back our borders, our wealth and our dreams.”

Also, Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas, has invested Mike Pence as Vice-President of the United States.

Hillary Clinton, who lost the presidential race in November 2016, attended the inauguration ceremony with her husband, former President Bill Clinton. Also, President Barack Obama shook hands with each member of the Trump family before the ceremony.

Among the participants were former presidents and former first ladies, including George W. Bush and his wife Laura, and also Jimmy Carter.

Members of Congress were present at the event, although more than 50 Democrats in the House of Representatives refused to attend the ceremony.

Donald Trump has vowed to reverse many of his predecessor’s policies, including the Iranian nuclear deal. He also argued that he will build a wall along the border with Mexico to stop immigration.

150 demonstrators dressed in black marched through Washington, broke shop windows and scattered trash cans on the streets to form blockades.

Thousands of policemen were present in the city and numerous barriers were placed as part of a vast security operation before Trump’s inauguration.

Before the ceremony, in some areas of the US capital, police used tear gas to disperse the protesters after they threw stones and broke the windows of several cars.

In London, British activists put out a banner on Tower Bridge with the message “Build bridges, not walls”, in protest against Trump‘s promise to build a wall on the border.

In several cities worldwide, protesters displayed similar banners in famous and popular places, to protest against Trump’s policies. Several protesters even gathered at the Berlin Wall, which divided the city between 1961 and 1989.

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