US President Joe Biden sends a message to the world

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Two Kenyan men are shown sitting and watching President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on TV.

Kenyans watch President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on TV, in Nairobi. Biden has officially become the 46th president of the United States, Jan. 20, 2021.

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US President Joe Biden used his inaugural address to send a message to the world, taking the opportunity to directly repudiate Trump's “America First” policy. And, Biden outlined his top priorities on Wednesday including the environment, calling climate change one of the "cascading crises" America faces as he takes office. Also, in stark contrast to former President Trump's policies and approach, the Biden administration marks a major shift in the US pandemic response globally.

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