Biden's Inauguration Is Going To Look Very Different. Here's What To Know

President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration has been largely downsized because of the coronavirus pandemic and security concerns after the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6.
The U.S. Capitol is seen behind fences on Sunday, following the violent riot by pro-Trump extremists on Jan. 6. This week's events will have the largest security presence of any inauguration in U.S. history. Source: Eric Thayer

The inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States is going to look vastly different than those of his predecessors, given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and heightened security concerns after a mob of pro-Trump extremists violently breached the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago.

There will be no throngs of people massed beneath a platform at the Capitol. Also absent will be President Trump, who's skipping town early.

Here's what you can expect on Wednesday.

What's the lineup of events?

The inaugural ceremonies will begin with the national anthem and invocation around 11:30 a.m. ET. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is to be sworn in by Supreme Court

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