Photos: 58th presidential inauguration

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Donald Trump was sworn in today as the 45th President of the United States during a historic transfer of power that encapsulates American democracy even in politically divisive times.

The 70-year-old Republican took the oath of office on the West Front of the Capitol just before noon, swearing to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.

Check out the photos above from the big day.

Continuing coverage here.