Newspaper front pages from around the world, Thursday 21 January 2021

We take a look at the stories and pictures that made the front pages of newspapers around the world on Thursday 21 January 2021.

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The inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States dominated newspaper headlines across the world. After a turbulent four years in office, which culminated in the insurrection at the US Capitol two weeks ago, Donald Trump has finally left the White House.

Newspapers celebrated a new dawn for the people of America. We take a look at how the major publications reported on the historic event.

NEW YORK TIMES – ‘DEMOCRACY HAS PREVAILED’

The New York Times front page depicted newly inaugurated US President Joe Biden embracing his wife Dr Jill Biden, after he was sworn in yesterday. Four stories on the front page looked at Donal Trump’s departure from the White House, Kamal Harris being sworn in as Vice President of the US and the heavy security arrangements at the ceremony.

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WASHINGTON POST – A SOMBER TURN TOWARDS THE PRESIDENCY

Joe Biden’s inauguration took on a more sombre tone in the Washington Post, as the new president paid homage to the 400 000 Americans who have died of COVID-19.

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LOS ANGELES TIMES – BIDEN INAUGURATED

The LA Times played things straight down the line, and acknowledged Kamala Harris’s historic moment.

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WALL STREET JOURNAL – BIDEN CALLS FOR UNITY

The Wall Street Journal focused on Biden’s call for unity in the US.

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THE GUARDIAN – ‘DEMOCRACY HAS PREVAILED’

The Guardian’s striking front page picture of Biden’s inauguration speech.

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DAILY MAIL – DON’S GONE – LET’S GO, JOE!

The Daily Mail as always has a bit of fun with the juxtaposition of Donald Trump leaving and the Bidens moving in.

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THE CITIZEN – ‘DEMOCRACY’S DAY’

The Citizen in the US hailed ‘democracy day’ across its front page, with a list of Biden’s top priorities.

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NEW INDIAN EXPRESS – DAY OF DEMOCRACY, SAYS PREZ BIDEN

The New Indian Express list the challenges Biden immediately faces in office.

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CHINA DAILY – CHINA-US RELATIONS LIKELY TO IMPROVE

In China, Biden’s inauguration was not more important than the 2022 Olympic Games.

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JAPAN TIMES – A NEW CHAPTER

Meanwhile, in Japan, Biden’s inauguration was worthy of a picture and caption on the front page.

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