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Friday, 19 January, 2001, 11:43 GMT
President Bush is sworn in

George W Bush takes the oath of office and is sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States. Watch highlights of the ceremony on Capitol Hill:



The Invocation:

Thousands braved the cold to attend the ceremonies at the Capitol
Thousands braved the cold to attend the ceremonies at the Capitol

The invocation was delivered by Reverend Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham who delivered the invocation in 1989 at the inauguration of George W Bush's father.

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Dick Cheney is sworn in as US vice president:

US Vice President Dick Cheney
US Vice President Dick Cheney

Formerly a high-profile member of the US administration, Mr Cheney is considered a moderate conservative. He is credited with masterminding the US success in the Gulf War.

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George W Bush takes the oath of office:

President George W Bush taking the oath of office
President George W Bush taking the oath of office
At 1700GMT, noon Washington time January 20th 2001, George W Bush is sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States and goes on to pledge to "build a single nation of justice and opportunity"                         

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President Bush makes his inaugural address:

Not everyone is looking forward to the Bush presidency
Not everyone is looking forward to the Bush presidency

President Bush used his speech to reach across political divides, stressing unity and calling for a new civility.

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