|US President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania leave St. John's Episcopal Church on January 20, 2017, before Trump's inauguration|
On January 20, 2017, the peaceful transfer of American power took place in Washington, DC, as the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama passed the office to President-elect Donald J. Trump. Hundreds of thousands attended the ceremony, gathering in the National Mall to hear the swearing in and Trump’s inaugural address, while groups of protesters clashed with police in some of Washington’s streets. President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and their wives then bid farewell to former President Obama and his wife, as the Obamas headed to Air Force One for one last flight.
President Barack Obama arrives on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017, for the inauguration ceremony of Donald J. Trump.
Former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush arrive for the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017.
Inside the the U.S. Capitol Building, former first lady Rosalynn Carter and former President Jimmy Carter arrive on January 20, 2017 for today's inauguration ceremony
|Elect Donald Trump arrives on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump became the 45th president of the United States.|
|The Capitol Building is illuminated against the sunrise before the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017, in Washington, DC.|
|Young members of the National Cathedral Choir wait below the Capitol dome in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017, before the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Donald Trump|
|People gather on the National Mall on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017.|
|President Barack Obama places a letter on his desk before he departs the Oval Office for the final time as sitting president, at the White House, on January 20, 2017.|
|Ivanka Trump arrives for the Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2017|
President Barack Obama greets President-elect Donald Trump as he arrives on the platform at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017, before his swearing-in ceremony
|Spectators attend the inauguration ceremonies for Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017.|
|Advisors to President-elect Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon depart from services at St. John's Church on January 20, 2017|
|People gather on the National Mall prior to the inauguration on January 20, 2017.|
|Spectators fill the National Mall in front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.|
|Attendees partake in the inauguration ceremonies to swear in Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States at the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017|
A protester is dragged away from a public access point to the National Mall on 14th Street NW prior to the inauguration on January 20, 2017