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Members of Congress, former presidents, and other familiar faces attended the inauguration Wednesday of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

The proceedings were toned down significantly amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with the number of guests reduced and the usual crowds on the National Mall absent, though dozens of prominent current and former officials took to the Capitol to witness the beginning of Biden’s presidency.

Here are some photos of people who attended.

Former vice president Mike Pence

Vice President Mike Pence.
Vice President Mike Pence.Win McNamee/Associated Press

Former president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama

Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.
Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

Former president Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

Former president George W. Bush and Laura Bush

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Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura.
Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura.Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul.JIM LO SCALZO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Chief Justice John Roberts

Chief Justice John Roberts.
Chief Justice John Roberts.Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

Former secretary of state John Kerry

Former secretary of state John Kerry.
Former secretary of state John Kerry.Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren.
Elizabeth Warren.Drew Angerer/Getty

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, right, and his wife, former secretary of transportation Elaine Chao.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, right, and his wife, former secretary of transportation Elaine Chao.Jim Lo Scalzo/Associated Press

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

Senator Chuck Schumer.
Senator Chuck Schumer.Pool/Getty

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn

Rep. Jim Clyburn.
Rep. Jim Clyburn.WIN MCNAMEE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and Rosario Dawson

Sen. Cory Booker and Rosario Dawson.
Sen. Cory Booker and Rosario Dawson.Drew Angerer/Getty

Massachusetts Representative Katherine Clark

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Sen. Bernie Sanders.RUTH FREMSON/NYT

Treasury secretary nominee Janet Yellen

Treasury Secretary-nominee Janet Yellen.
Treasury Secretary-nominee Janet Yellen.Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press

Texas Senator Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz.
Sen. Ted Cruz.Drew Angerer/Getty

Former senator Jeff Flake

Former senator Jeff Flake.
Former senator Jeff Flake.Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga.
Lady Gaga.Win McNamee/Getty

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez.
Jennifer Lopez.Alex Wong/Getty

Alex Rodriguez

Former MLB player Alex Rodriguez.
Former MLB player Alex Rodriguez.Pool/Getty

Amanda Gorman

American poet Amanda Gorman.)
American poet Amanda Gorman.)Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks.
Garth Brooks.Drew Angerer/Getty

Amanda Kaufman can be reached at amanda.kaufman@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @amandakauf1.