Donald Trump is to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States today (20 January 2017), taking power of a divided country after winning a savage campaign and setting the country on an uncertain path. The ceremony in Washington, DC is likely to see 900,000 people in attendance, some of them protesters, and millions of people across the world will watch in admiration, or fear.

In this gallery, IBTimesUK presents how countries around the world have reacted so far to the upcoming inauguration.

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Right-wing activists of India's Hindu Sena party garland a poster of US President-elect Donald Trump during an event in New Delhi, IndiaSajjad Hussain/AFP

In the past week, various cities have been preparing for Trump's inauguration, with many taking advantage of the political uncertainty it has caused. Street vendors have begun to sell outlandish Trump memorabilia, waxworks of the president-elect are being finalised for display at various Madame Tussauds museums worldwide, while protests have continued. Trump opponents, fans and inauguration ticket-holders began to arrive in Washington, DC on the eve of the ceremony.

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A vendor selling Donald Trump merchandise near the National Mall in Washington, DCSpencer Platt/Getty
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Carolyn Hanna, a supporter of US President-elect Donald Trump from the Bahamas, at an Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial at the National Mall in Washington, DCShannon Stapleton/Reuters
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A child holding a Donald Trump flag on the East Front of the US Capitol in Washington, DCDrew Angerer/Getty
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A sculptor carrying the head of the waxwork model of US president-elect Donald Trump ahead of its unveiling at the Grevin museum in ParisChristophe Archambault/AFP
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Employees pose for photographers with a waxwork model of US President-elect Donald Trump, during a photocall to promote its unveiling at Madame Tussaud's in central LondonIsabel Infantes/AFP
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South Korean people moving a wax figure of outgoing US president Barack Obama and Donald Trump at Grevin Seoul museum in Seoul, South KoreaChung Sung-Jun/Getty
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A topless Femen activist with a sign painted on her back raising her fist as she protests in front of the wax statue of Donald Trump at the Wax Museum of Madrid, SpainGerard Julien/AFP
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A protester shouting using two bull horns outside the National Press Club where the Deplorable Ball is being held in Washington, DCPaul J. Richards/AFP
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An anti-Trump protester has her eyes doused with water after allegedly being pepper sprayed by police outside of the Deplora Ball at the National Press Building in Washington, DCPatrick Smith/Getty
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Protesters burning a US flag and a mock flag with pictures of Donald Trump outside the US embassy in Manila, PhilippinesRomeo Ranoco/Reuters
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Activists placing a photo of Donald Trump in a trash bin, in a symbolic gesture during a rally in front of the US embassy in Manila, Philippines, ahead of Trump's presidential inaugurationTed Aljibe/AFP
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Demonstrators drop a banner that reads "Act Now! Build Bridges not Walls" from Tower Bridge during a protest against the inauguration of Donald Trump as US President, in LondonToby Melville/Reuters
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A banner reading 'Build bridges not walls' is dropped from a window on Pulteney Bridge in Bath, EnglandMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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Activists from Greenpeace display a message reading 'Mr President, walls divide. Build Bridges!' along the Berlin wall in Berlin on January 20, 2017 to coincide with the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United StatesJohn MacDougall/AFP
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Russian artist Vasily Slonov (L) and his assistant carry a life-sized cutout, which is an artwork created by Slonov and titled "Siberian Inauguration", before its presentation on the occasion of the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump, in a street in Krasnoyarsk, RussiaIlya Naymushin/Reuters
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Artist Evans Yegon alias "Yegonizer" poses for a photograph in front of his paintings of U.S. President Barack Obama and US President-elect Donald Trump at his studio inside the GoDown Art Centre in Nairobi, KenyaThomas Mukoya/Reuters

On Thursday (19 January 2017), thousands of people attended a 'We Stand United' rally outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City. Famous faces such as Robert De Niro, Faiza Ali and Julianne Moore spoke during the gathering, while thousands watched in the crowds. Opponents of Trump are riled by his disparaging campaign comments about women, illegal immigrants and Muslims and his pledge to build a wall on the US border with Mexico.

Thousands of anti-Trump protesters are expected among the inauguration crowds. A demonstration will be held on Saturday (21 January), when a Women's March on Washington is planned. Other cities are holding similar rallies on the same day, the first day of Trump's presidency.

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Some of the famous faces who spoke against Trump's presidency at the 'We Stand United' rally on the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration outside Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City (19 January 2017). From left, clockwise; Marisa Tomei, Reverend Al Sharpton, Cynthia Nixon, Michael Moore, Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, Cher, Alec BaldwinReuters, Getty
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Indian author Sanjay Singh Yadav speaking at a sparsely attended press conference for the launch of a new political party he called the 'Trumpist Party of India' in New Delhi, IndiaSajjad Hussain/AFP
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Mexican Antonio Vazquez, known as the 'Greatest Sorcerer', attempting to put a spell on Donald Trump, represented by a picture during a ritual in Mexico CityYuri Cortez/AFP
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A balloon bearing the effigy of former US intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden is seen attached to the Statue of Liberty replica by French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi during an action organised by human-rights organisation Amnesty International, asking outgoing president Barack Obama to pardon him, on 13 January 2017 in Paris. If Obama fails to pardon Snowden, his supporters say he may face the death penalty under the incoming administration of Republican Donald Trump, which has called him a 'terrible traitor'Eric Feferberg/AFP
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Magdalena Kammermeier working on a snow portrait of Donald Trump in her garden in Wenzenbach near Regensburg, south-eastern GermanyArmin Weigel/AFP
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Richard Balles, deputy mayor of Johnson City, New York sitting atop a motorcycle on Detroit, Michigan resident Rob Cortis' modified Trump Unity Bridge trailer in downtown WashingtonJames Lawler Duggan/Reuters
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Rob Cortis of Detroit, Michigan driving his modified Trump Unity Bridge trailer through downtown WashingtonJames Lawler Duggan/Reuters