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Joe Biden has promised to re-establish [globally / global] alliances in his first speech as U.S. President. Mr Biden was [swore / sworn] in as the 46th U.S. President on Wednesday amid [tight / light] security in Washington. In unprecedented [scenery / scenes] , around 25,000 National Guard troops were positioned to make sure the inauguration [took / gave] place without incident. In the first days of his presidency, Mr Biden will make several [operative / executive] orders to change the direction of America's foreign [police / policy] . He will rejoin the Paris [climate / warming] accord. Biden spoke about restoring America's [reputation / meeting] overseas. He said: "America has been tested. And we've come out stronger for it. We will repair our alliances and [engage / marry] with the world once again."

Outgoing President Donald Trump left office [wowing / vowing] to "be back". His parting [words / word] to the American public were: "Have a good life, we will see you soon." Mr Trump [broke / bloke] with tradition by not attending his successor's inauguration. In his farewell speech, Mr Trump said: "This has been an [incredible / incredibly] four years. We've [acclimatised / accomplished] so much together. What we've done has been [amazed / amazing] by any standard." He added: "It's been a great honour and [privilege / trophy] to be your president. I will always fight for you....I wish the new [administration / opportunity] great luck and great success. I think they will have [greatly / great] success. They have the foundation to do something really [spectacular / speculative] ."

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