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US President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a welcome celebration and concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on 19 January 2017. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump has been sworn-in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday 20 January. Celebrations in Washington DC are marking the day, along with more than few protests.

Some of the Trump administration's cabinet picks have also been confirmed. It's going to be busy and IBTimes UK has reporters on Capitol Hill following events as they unfold. Find the latest updates here.

That concludes our live coverage of the inauguration. Thanks for following and remember you can keep up to date with events in the US on

Shia LaBeouf and Jaden Smith have launched a four-year live stream protesting against incoming President Donald Trump's tenure. LaBeouf launched the video installation outside of New York's Museum of the Moving Image as the property mogul was inaugurated on 20 January.

Find out more about the moment the Obamas handed over the keys to the White House.

There are protesters facing up to police at the corner of 13th and K, our reporter Tennent said. Police are firing flash bangs possibly to try to disperse people.

Our reporter has shared footage from scenes on the streets of Washington D.C.

Donald Trump has signed his first bill into law - a bill that permits retired general James Mattis to serve as Trump's secretary of defence, waving the requirement that people be out of the armed forces for at least seven years before taking up the role. Congress passed the bill earlier this month, and Mattis will become the second person for whom such a waver has been issued.

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Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis arrives prior to testifying before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as U.S. defense secretary., on Capitol Hill in Washington Reuters

Our man in D.C James Tennent shares video from the scene of protests in the area. Follow him on Twitter to keep up with all the latest from the demonstrations still taking place.

Former US president George H.W. Bush watched Donald Trump's inauguration from his hospital bed, a spokesperson for the family told Reuters.

The only living former president not to attend Trump's inauguration, Bush snr. said in a letter to Trump standing outside in D.C. "would put me six feet under".

Reports coming in of more riots around the D.C. area, with some people suggesting police charged protesters.

Already 4.5 million people following the new POTUS twitter handle. No tweets from the account as yet.

From IBTimes UK reporter James Tennent in Washington D.C: "It was a decidedly partisan mood at the capitol building. For all the talk of unity, the often comedic Republican senator Lindsey Graham walked down the steps fist bumping, Democrat minority leader Chuck Schumer, on the other hand, was jeered the whole way through his speech.

"In the seating, people cheered Trump's speech loudest when he mentioned borders and fighting radical Islam. A woman dresse all in pink tried to stand on her chair and unfurl a banner about racism but supporters of the now US president tore it from her hands and called over the Capitol Hill police who calmly took her aside.

"Through the cold and the rain people were unsure when it was OK to sit but once seated, they were annoyed with those who stayed standing. A man with an impressive moustache took it into his own hands and yelled from his seat: "sit down, you bunch of Democrats!"

References to climate change have been removed from the White House website.

"At 11:59 am eastern, the official White House website had a lengthy information page about the threat of climate change and the steps the federal government had taken to fight it," Motherboard reports. "At noon, at the instant Donald Trump took office, the page was gone, as well as any mention of climate change or global warming."

In its place President Trump has put a page titled: An America First Energy Plan.

The White House website has been completely revamped.

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Former US President Barack Obama leaves after the Inauguration of Donald Trump Saul Loeb/AFP

Barack Obama is leaving office with high worldwide approval ratings, according to a poll by Ipsos Mori.

The 44th president of the US was rated as a good president by 76% of respondents from 24 countries around the world including the UK, Germany, Turkey and Argentina.

However only 56% of Americans shared this view, with 44% feeling he was a bad president.

And they are equally split on President Donald Trump, with 52% of respondents believing he will make a good president and 48% stating he will make a bad one.

"It behooves me to be very brief," said former President Barack Obama in his first address following his presidency. Obama spoke from inside an airport hanger. He and his wife Michelle had just left Capitol Hill. "This has not been about us. It has always been about you," Obama said.

Obama spoke as President Trump signed his first executive orders. Trump is signing his nominations of his cabinet picks former Generals James Mattis and John Kelly as secretaries of defense and homeland security respectively.

President Trump began tweeting almost immediately after his inauguration, sending a message to the people America, echoing many of the things he said in his inaugural address.

President Trump will take over the @POTUS Twitter handle.

The Obamas have boarded the Presidential helicopter and are expected to head to Palm Springs, California.

Security personnel walk on the roof of then White House near Pennsylvania Avenue before Inauguration Day for US President-elect Donald Trump in Washington DC 20 January 2017 Reuters/Lucas Jackson

As President Donald Trump was sworn-in at noon, behind the scenes in the White House dozens of federal workers began moving the personal effects of Trump and his family in and those of former President Barack Obama out.

Clothes, toiletries, artwork, furniture, and favourite snacks, are among the things that are switched.

This piece in the New York Times takes you behind the scenes.

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President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the US Capitol Joe Raedle/Getty Images

In pictures: Donald Trump's inauguration as 45th President of the United States.

See a photo gallery of President Donald Trump's Inauguration Day.

"The time for empty talk is over," said President Trump. "Now arrives the hour of action. Do not allow anyone to tell you it can't be done."

"We will not fail," he said. "Our country will thrive and prosper again. A new national pride will stir our souls" and "heal our divisions."

"Whether we are black, brown, or white," he said. "We all bleed the same red blood of patriots. We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms. And we all salute the same American flag."

Trump signs off:

We will make America strong again

We will make America wealthy again

We will make America proud again

and yes, together, we will make America great again.

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Donald Trump is sworn in as President at the US Capitol in Washington, DC Mark Ralston/AFP

Chief Justice John G Roberts issues the oath of office to President-elect Donald Trump. Trump is now President of the United States. Hail to the chief plays with a 21 gun salute.

"People of the world. Thank you," said President Trump. "We the citizens of America are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country. We will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come."

"Today we are not merely transferring power," Trump said. "We are transferring power from Washington DC and giving it back to you, the people." For years "Washington flourished," Trump said, "but the people did not share in its wealth. The jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens."

Trump says history will remember this day "as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is. 10s of millions."

"For many decades we have enriched foreign industry" and subsidized other countries, Trump said, adding "we've defended other nations borders while refusing to defend our own."

"It is the right of all nations to put their own interests first," Trump said. America will face down Islamic terrorism and eradicate it "completely from the face of the earth," he added.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas issues the oath of office to Vice president elect Mike Pence.

Vice president-elect becomes Vice President.

Protestors in Washington DC run from police with tear gas during a protest near Capitol Hill.

North Korea has issued a statement on the inauguration.

Defeated US oligarch Hillary Clinton displays customary warmth and gaiety at installation of Donald Trump as Chief Warlord of United States.

President-elect Trump has arrive to take the oath of office. He shakes hands with President Barack Obama.

Crowd size comparison from President Obama's inauguration and President-elect Trump's.

President Obama and Vice-president Joe Biden arrive on the inaugural stage. Obama shakes the hands of Trump's family. He is supposed to give one final speech here at the inauguration as president.

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Photos from Capitol Hill as political heavyweights arrive for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Our colleague James has pictures of the security cordon that surrounds the site of the inauguration.

Our colleague, Nicole Rojas, has filed some words from Washington DC.

The National Mall slowly filled up in the hour before Donald Trump's swearing in as the 45th President of the United States. Protesters and supporters co-mingled in the sparse crowds but largely stayed clear of each other. As our colleague James Tennent noted, Trump's signature Make America Great Again caps have become the fashion of choice among supporters. Meanwhile, protesters are armed with pink knit hats and signs questioning Trump's legitimacy and his ties to Russia.

If you'd like to know what is going on when, check out our colleague Lydia Smith's helpful guide here.

We have also collated some of Obama's and Trump's comments and tweets...

We're all watching the motorcade make its way the mile or so between the White House and Capitol Hill. Donald Trump and Barack Obama chatting for perhaps the last time. They've just passed Trump's hotel.

The two men seem to be having a robust discussion in the back of that limo.

Donald Trump and Barack Obama have left the White House.

We have put together a collection of pictures of the protests against the Donald Trump inauguration, which you can see here.

Joe Biden and Mike Pence have left the White House.

Sage advice from former IBTimesUK columnist Iyad el-Baghdadi, who points out that what America is seeing now is what the Arab world has had to ensure for decades.

Jimmy Carter has arrived.

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A small group of anti-Trump demonstrators set up camp close to the middle of the National Mall before Donald Trump is sworn in as 45th US president Nicole Rojas/IBTimes UK

Some of the more peaceful protesters can be seen here...

They do seem furious with that McDonalds, perhaps because it is closed and they are hungry.

BBC reporting some dramatic footage from the protests in Washington DC. Some of the protesters in black balaclavas and reports of shops being smashed and looted, which seems a bit foolish.

Our very own James Tennant is attending the inauguration, follow him here:

He is joined by James Lillywhite, Nicole Rojas and Harriet Sinclair.

Barack Obama has sent what will likely be his last tweets as US president, pledging to continue to be around even after he vacates the White House.

Much excitement as Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton arrive. A tough time for her, we can imagine.

Another of our columnists, Jimmy Leach, has written on the sheer scale of the social media opposition to Donald Trump, even as he prepares to take office.

Trump has, of course, been a divisive politician ever since he entered the presidential race. In a two-horse race, the divide matters less, so long as there's enough on one side to carry the vote (and there was, in electoral college terms at least). But, in victory, if he wants to "govern for all Americans", then it isn't showing. And it's hurting him, even now.

As usual Jimmy's article is chock full of useful graphs and tables. Check it out here.

Our columnist Alastair Campbell has written on inauguration day too, pointing out that while it is impossible to prevent Donald Trump serving as president, we mustn't stop fighting back against the ideology he represents.

So don't stop feeling angry he is there. Don't stop fighting for the day when he is gone. And I hope Americans and their friends around the world show a bit more of the anti-normalisation fight than we Brits have shown in the face of the other recent global catastrophe, Brexit.

A heartfelt goodbye from Josh Earnest, Barack Obama's press secretary, as his boss leaves the White House for the last time.

My colleague Shane Croucher has endeavoured to help our readers see the bright side of this momentous day by collating some of the best cartoons out there on the internet.

Like this one...

An interesting poll from our friends at the European Council on Foreign Relations is looking at people's biggest fears about Donald Trump's foreign policy.

They include fears of more aggressive Russia, along with concerns that the new president will undo decades of progress on addressing climate change...

Here's some intriguing footage of Barack Obama leaving a letter on the desk of the Oval Office in his last act as president. Fans of the West Wing will know that Josiah Bartlett does the same when he leaves the White House in season 7. In that instance it is to pardon Toby Ziegler... Could Obama have one last pardon up his sleeve?

The controversial Baptist Church, widely known for its hate speech, protested in Washington DC against President-elect Donald Trump.

NBC News has gone live with its inauguration live streaming here.

In just minutes President Obama and President-elect Trump will meet for tea and coffee at the White House. As he left the Oval Office for the last time Obama waved to the press.

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A map of the post-inauguration parade route IBTimes/Daniele Palumbo

After President-elect Donald Trump's swearing-in at 12pm EST/5pm GMT, the Inaugural Parade will head down Pennsylvania Avenue.

Before having tea with President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania at the White House, President Barack Obama tweeted one final farewell.

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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, India Sajjad Hussain/AFP

In this photo gallery, IBTimesUK presents how countries around the world have reacted to the swearing-in of President-elect Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States today (20 January 2017).

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View looking west down Pennsylvania Avenue ahead of President-elect Donald Trump taking the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States. Paul J. Richards/AFP

Reuters has crunched some numbers about Trump's inauguration and come up with a few interesting figures.

900,000 - The number of people that police have forecast will flood the city for the inauguration ceremony, which includes the swearing-in on the steps of the US Capitol and a parade to the White House. That's less than the 2 million who attended Obama's first inauguration, and in line with the million at his second.

28,000 - The number of security personnel who will - along with miles of fencing, roadblocks, street barricades and dump trucks of sand - be part of central Washington's security cordon.

30 - The amount of groups that organizers claim have received permits for rallies or marches before, during and after the swearing-in.

Supporters of US President-elect Donald Trump attend an Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial at the National Mall in Washington DC on 19 January 19, 2017 Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

Washingtonians tend to escape the capital for inauguration, this year particularly – 93% of DC voted for Clinton. In the liberal enclave the last few weeks, there hasn't been a Make America Great Again hat in sight. Now, they're covering the mall.

Not just a few hardy supporters, the trademark cap is a central part of the Trump supporter's look. There's at least two in every group. Apart from the protesters, there's only really security otherwise. Blue shirts and red caps are this weekend's DC catwalk.

— Follow IBTimes UK's Washington correspondent James Tennent on Twitter at @duckytennent as he cover's the inauguration.

The Trump's arrive at St John's Church in Washington DC for a traditional service before the inauguration.

We are live at the Answer Coalition protest in DC ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration.

We were live at the Answer Coalition protest in DC ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration. Full story:

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Protestors are already flocking around Capitol Hill in Washington DC to oppose the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

"Hey hey, ho ho, the patriarchy has got to go," one group chanted near a security check points on 10th Street where inauguration attendees are entering the grounds of Capitol Hill.

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From left: US President-elect Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel Getty Images

It comes as no surprise that Europeans are wary of Trump's presidency. But on the eve of his inauguration new numbers show just how fearful, sad, and disappointed Europeans actually feel.

A new poll of people in major European countries, including Germany, France, Britain, and Poland finds high levels of negative emotions when asked about their feelings on Donald Trump as he prepares to take the oath of office.

Conducted by Berlin-based mobile researchers Dalia for IBTimes UK the poll is as part of a larger study of 10,000 people from across the EU's 28-nations gauging their political and moral attitudes.

Read more about the numbers in our full report here.

Trump's first tweet of the day shows him as excited as people who are forming queues to get on the National Mall to watch his swearing-in.

Trump tie made in China.

Even those Americans who rose early in Washington DC for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration are encountering long lines to access the National Mall.

Dump trucks, police cars, National Guard soldiers, and Washington D.C. police are are on street corners, blocking vehicle access for blocks around the Mall, according to the Associated Press.

Security personnel walk on the roof of then White House near Pennsylvania Avenue before Inauguration Day for US President-elect Donald Trump in Washington DC 20 January 2017 Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Watch President-elect Donald Trump's pre-inauguration speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC on 19 January.

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US President-elect Donald Trump daughter Ivanka (C), her husband Jared Kushner (R) and Tiffany Trump arrive at a Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington Mike Segar/Reuters

Ivanka Trump defended her father's presidency before his inauguration on Friday 20 January.

"My father is an incredible unifier. For every critic, I would say give him time. Let him come into office. Let him prove you wrong," the 35-year-old told ABC News. She is preparing to move to Washington DC with her husband Jared Kushner, who has been appointed a senior advisor in the Trump administration.

"My focus is moving to Washington, travelling around the country and listening and getting great feedback on how I can add positive value," she told ABC.

Vladimir Putin's spokesman denied claims Russia has a dossier of compromising information on Trump Getty Images

Russian officials and lawmakers are lauding Donald Trump's inauguration Friday, the Associated Press reports.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that while Trump's policy toward Russia is unclear yet, "we are hoping that reason will prevail."

"We are ready to do our share of the work in order to improve the relationship," Medvedev said on Facebook.

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, however, underscored that Trump is not one of "our" people, according to state newswire TASS. Questions about Trump's connection to Russia have increased after the release of an unverified dossier alleging he colluded with Russia to influence the election.

The newswire quoted Peskov from an interview he gave on state broadcaster Russia 1. Trump is "not our man, a man the US It is the United States of America, I think the biggest mistake by Western analysts, the part of some of our political analysts believe that it is our people," Peskov said.

The UK's third-party Liberal Democrats took a swipe at President-elect Trump on the day of his inauguration as the 45th President of the United States.

"Trump's journey to the White House was the most divisive, vulgar and illiberal presidential campaign in memory, and judging by his actions since, these traits are sure to continue during his Presidency," said Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron.

Farron encouraged UK leader Theresa May "not to damage" Britain's "values by bowing down to a bully."

"Liberal internationalism has never been more at threat," he said, "and Trump's inauguration today should serve as a chilling reminder to those who believe in an open, tolerant and united Britain that these values must be fought for, now more than ever, both at home and worldwide."

Workers install the presidential seal for the President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural ball.

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President Barack Obama's schedule on his last day as America's Commander-in-chief.

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President Barack Obama's last daily schedule as America's Commander-in-Chief Twitter/Dustin Volz

More American military strength will be on display during Trump's inauguration than since President Harry Truman was inaugurated in 1949, The Huffington Post reports.

The Air Force plans to fly four fighter jets: an F-35, an F-16, an F-22 and an F-15E. The Navy will fly four F/A-18 combat jets. The Army will fly four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The Marines will fly four V-22 Ospreys. And the Coast Guard, which is still finalizing plans, is looking at flying four MH-65 rescue helicopter.

A member of the inaugural planning team told the The Huffington Post that Trump's transition team even proposed the idea of tanks and missile launchers being part of the inaugural parade marching down Pennsylvania Avenue.

In an interview with the Washington Post Trump said "we're going to be showing our military."

Anti-far right banners are being draped from iconic bridges across the UK ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as the next president of the United States today (20 January).

The banners read "Build bridges not walls." The protest's organisers Bridges Not Walls were joined in London by joint Green Party leader Jonathan Bartley. London's Tower Bridge and Bristol Bridge are just t two landmarks included in the protest.

"[The demonstration is about] standing with communities that could be vulnerable to the election of Trump and the promises that he's made as well as taking a stand against the rise of the far right in Europe and the UK," a spokesman for the group told IBTimes UK.

Read the full story about the protest here.

The night before President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration saw heated arguments, street fights, and a large protest outside the National Press Club in Washington DC.

Inside, members of the alt-right — a nationalist and white nationalist group which gained attention during the 2016 election campaign — celebrated Trump's inauguration. You can read IBTimes UK's original report on the Deploraball here.

IBTimes UK reporter James Tennent was on location capturing photos and video.