President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are set to be sworn into office at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.
The swearing-in ceremony is expected to take place around 12:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. CT, ushering in the beginning of Biden's term as the nation's 46th president.
President Donald Trump said he would not attend Biden's swearing-in, which would make him the first outgoing president to skip his replacement's inauguration in more than 150 years.
Among those present at Wednesday's ceremony include three former presidents and their wives - President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President George W. Bush and Laura Bush, and President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, as well as Vice President Mike Pence and former Vice President Dan Quayle.
After Harris and Biden take their oaths of office Wednesday, President-elect Biden will deliver an inaugural address on his plans for the country and the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.