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Canada From Biden's Bible to the colour purple: 5 things you may have missed during the inauguration

05:20  21 january  2021
05:20  21 january  2021 Source:   cbc.ca

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a group of people walking in front of a crowd: Former vice-president Mike Pence, right, applauds as Joe Biden, left, hugs his wife, Jill Biden, after being sworn in as the 46th U.S. president at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. © Andrew Harnik/Getty Images Former vice-president Mike Pence, right, applauds as Joe Biden, left, hugs his wife, Jill Biden, after being sworn in as the 46th U.S. president at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday in a scaled-down celebration, because of the coronavirus pandemic, and heightened security following the mob attack at the Capitol two weeks ago.

But there was no shortage of interesting details of historic significance during the swearing-in ceremony, from Biden's family Bible to Kamala Harris's choice of the colour purple.

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Biden's Bible

Biden used a Bible for his swearing-in that's been in the family since at least 1893. Several inches thick, it's the same one he used twice when being sworn in as vice-president and seven times as a Delaware senator.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States during the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. Erin Schaff/Pool via REUTERS © Erin Schaff/Reuters Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States during the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. Erin Schaff/Pool via REUTERS

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The colour purple

Harris chose purple for several reasons. She often wore that colour during her bid for the presidency last year to honour Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress and first Black majority-party candidate to run for president. The colour is also a symbol of unity and bipartisanship: Republican red and Democratic blue make purple.

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a group of people standing in front of a crowd: US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband, incoming Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, arrive for the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th US President on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Semansky / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK SEMANSKY/AFP via Getty Images) © Patrick Semansky/AFP/Getty Images US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband, incoming Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, arrive for the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th US President on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Semansky / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK SEMANSKY/AFP via Getty Images)

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Harris was escorted to the podium by Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman, who single-handedly took on a mob of Trump supporters as they tried to break into the Senate chamber to overturn the election results on Jan. 6.

a man and a woman standing in front of a store: UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 20: In this screengrab, Eugene Goodman, acting deputy sergeant of arms of the U.S. Capitol Police, Doug Emhoff, and U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris arrive during the inaugural ceremonies on January 20, 2021. After being sworn in Biden will deliver an inaugural address laying out his vision to defeat the pandemic, build back better, and unify and heal the nation. (Photo by Handout/Biden Inaugural Committee via Getty Images ) © Biden Inaugural Committee/Getty Images UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 20: In this screengrab, Eugene Goodman, acting deputy sergeant of arms of the U.S. Capitol Police, Doug Emhoff, and U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris arrive during the inaugural ceremonies on January 20, 2021. After being sworn in Biden will deliver an inaugural address laying out his vision to defeat the pandemic, build back better, and unify and heal the nation. (Photo by Handout/Biden Inaugural Committee via Getty Images )

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a person standing in front of a building talking on a cell phone: While taking her place as the first female Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris chose a powerful purple look from young black designer Christopher John Rogers.   Harris paired her stunning dress with David Yurman jewelry.   Harris’ husband Doug Emhoff wore Ralph Lauren.

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Singing in haute couture

Lady Gaga went for red and let her giant brooch do the talking. She sang the national anthem in a Schiaparelli gown designed by Daniel Roseberry with a full red skirt and a navy coat adorned with a huge gold dove holding an olive branch.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Lady Gaga sings the National Anthem as President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence look on during the National Anthem during the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid © Brendan McDermid/Reuters Lady Gaga sings the National Anthem as President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence look on during the National Anthem during the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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a person holding a microphone: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris listens as US singer Lady Gaga sings the National Anthem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images) © Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images Vice President-elect Kamala Harris listens as US singer Lady Gaga sings the National Anthem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

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In revered company

Mindful of the past, inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, 22, wore earrings and a caged bird ring — a tribute to Maya Angelou's classic memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings — given to her by Oprah Winfrey, a close friend of the late writer.

After Biden's inaugural address, Gorman recited a poem she wrote called The Hill We Climb.

a boy wearing a suit and tie: FILE PHOTO: American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 20, 2021. © Patrick Semansky/Pool via Reuters FILE PHOTO: American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 20, 2021.

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Sanders's mittens

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders drew fashion praise on social media for his cozy, comfortable inauguration clothing that included a pair of mittens. The look earned him his own inauguration bobblehead figure, now available to pre-order at the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum's online store.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) arrives at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) © Drew Angerer/Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) arrives at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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