But in most cases, Biden is the focus of attention. The following are selected front pages from all over the world.
Canada’s National Post is one of many newspapers that read “Democracy prevails” in Biden’s inauguration speech.
It noted Biden’s message of healing and wrote: “An extraordinary, sometimes violent transition of American power ended peacefully on Wednesday.”
The British “Guardian” emphasized the same line and sprinkled a picture of the speech on the front page of Biden, while the “Daily Telegraph” focused on another line. Biden called for an end to “this non-civil war that divided the United States.”
British tabloid papers approached the inauguration with typical enthusiasm, while ignoring the eloquent remarks of Biden’s speech and favoring understatement of Biden’s speech. “Don’s Gone…let’s go to Joe!” The Daily Mail wrote. The subway encouraged Biden to “make America great again now” and renew Trump’s long-standing slogan. The “Daily Mirror” called Wednesday a “hopeful day” and the “Daily Express” called it “an important moment for the United States and the United Kingdom.”
The Scottish newspaper “National” actually made a “good escape” proposal to Trump-mentioning the former president’s past role in the TV series “The Apprentice” and adding “You are fired” word.
But the most unwelcome front page came from the “Daily Star”, which superimposed Trump’s face on a photo of “The Incredible Hulk.”
Biden often talks about his Irish heritage, and his victory is marked by national headlines. The Irish examiner called it a “new day”, while the Irish Times said he “reset the tone” with his address.
One of Italy’s most popular newspapers, La Stampa, reads “Welcome back to America” on the front. Trump is unpopular throughout Western Europe, and many European leaders expressed relief at the beginning of Biden’s term.
El Mundo of Spain welcomed Biden who said frankly that “the United States has many curable diseases.” Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said after Biden was sworn in: “Today is a beautiful day… We will work with the United States to achieve democracy and strengthen more just, sustainable and inclusive global governance.”
Before Biden was sworn in, most of Australia’s papers on Thursday were printed, so many of the papers focused on Trump’s departure-taking a clear stand on the outgoing leader. “Don’t let the door hit you when you go out” was a frank election of Western Australians, and the tabloid NT News chose the same dismissive goodbye.
The South China Morning Post is a Hong Kong daily with English readers. It features a group photo of Biden, his wife Jill Biden and the second family waving at the ceremony.
United Arab Emirates
At the same time, “Gulf Today” called Trump a “fettered leader” in the front page report of Biden’s inauguration, which depicted the 46th president being sworn in.