image captionPhotographs from Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th US president feature across Thursday’s front pages. The Daily Mirror shows him bumping fists with Vice President Kamala Harris – with its headline a reference to Mr Biden’s comment that it was a “day of history …a day of hope”. The Mirror adds “after four years of Trump’s hatred, Biden and Harris offer the US and the world a brighter future”.
image captionThe Daily Mail says it is a “new dawn for America”. It reports Joe Biden tried to turn the page on four of the most turbulent years in the country’s history in his inaugural address outside the Capitol building.
image captionThe Daily Telegraph says the day was a moment of triumph for Mr Biden coming 48 years after he became a senator and 38 years after he embarked on the first of three White House bids.
image captionThe photograph in the Times shows Mr Biden embracing his wife Jill after he was sworn in as president. “Joe Biden called for an end to America’s ‘uncivil war’ as he appealed for unity to heal the country’s deep wounds of toxic political tribalism, the pain of the pandemic and racial strife,” reports the paper.
image captionThe Financial Times says Mr Biden’s speech completed a “tumultuous transfer of power marred by the recent deadly attack on the Captiol” by supporters of Donald Trump. The FT uses a line from the address for its headline – “Democracy has prevailed”.
image captionThe same headline appears on the front of the Guardian. The paper calls Joe Biden’s speech an “appeal to national unity”, saying it saw the president dedicate himself to rebuilding a country ravaged by disease, racial inequality and political division.
image captionThe Daily Express calls Joe Biden’s inauguration the “birth of an era of hope”. It carries Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s comments that the was a “big moment” for Britain with the UK and US now sharing a “fantastic joint common agenda”.
image captionThe Metro says the 46th US president took the oath of office amid surreal scenes in Washington, with massive security, social distancing, and guests – including former presidents – in masks to combat Covid-19.
image caption“Ready, Steady, Joe”, says the i – calling Mr Biden a “president in a hurry” who signed a blitz of executive orders to undo Donald Trump’s legacy.
image captionThe Daily Star focuses on Mr Biden’s predecessor – mocking up a picture of Donald Trump as the Incredible Hulk for its main image. The “incredible sulk” slunk off yesterday, it says.