'This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge': Joe Biden calls for unity in first speech as president – live

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5.20pm GMT

After Joe Biden finished his inaugural speech, Garth Brooks sang “Amazing Grace.” He asked the crowd and everyone watching at home to join him in singing the last verse.

Poet Amanda Gorman then recited a poem for the event. The 22-year-old artist is the youngest inaugural poet in recent history.

5.15pm GMT

Joe Biden said America would provide a positive example to the world under his leadership as president.

“We’ll lead not merely by the example of our power, but by the power of our example,” Biden said.

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