President-elect Joe Biden has arrived at the US Capitol where he would be sworn-in as the 46th US President.
He was accompanied by his wife Jill Biden.
The incoming Vice President Kamala Harris has also arrived and accompanied by her spouse Douglas Emhoff.
Other VIPs have also arrived for the event which will not be attended by outgoing US President Donald Trump.
Hours ago, AFP reported that Biden attended a mass at St Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington DC, accompanied by Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress in a symbol of unity ahead of his inauguration.
The future 46th President of the United States was accompanied by his wife Jill Biden, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, as well as Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell and House leader Kevin McCarthy.
Violinist Patricia Treacy, soprano Renée Fleming and the St. Augustine Gospel Choir were to perform during the mass.