Excerpts from President Joe Biden’s inaugural speech

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    The U.S Capitol Building is prepared for the inaugural ceremonies for President-elect Joe Biden as American flags are placed in the ground on the National Mall on Jan. 18, 2021, in Washington, D.C. The approximately 191,500 U.S. flags will cover part of the National Mall and will represent the American people who are unable to travel to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Below are excerpts from President Joe Biden’s inaugural address, following his swearing-in as the nation’s 46th president: