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Every four years on January 20th, the United States sends a worldwide reminder: this is what democracy looks like. Our incoming and outgoing presidents traditionally share a limousine ride to the Capitol. They appear together before the assembled masses and then bid one another farewell.
What will the inauguration look like in 2021? Will our example of a peaceful transfer of power still shine as brightly in the dark, autocratic corners of the globe?
In the wake of the January 6th Capitol riot, there will be more national guardsmen protecting the inauguration than spectators on the Capitol's west front. President Trump won't attend. Security concerns and a raging pandemic will drain much of the splendor out of our quadrennial celebration.
Major Garrett looks at the subdued 2021 inauguration - what's the same and what's changed.