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Donald Trump takes up role as 45th US president

Donald Trump has said he is honoured to be serving the "great American people", as he takes up the mantle of the 45th President of the United States.

One of his first jobs after formally taking office was to sign an executive order on Obamacare.

Later he visited the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia where, in a speech to CIA officers, he berated the media saying they had purposefully played down the number of people who attended his inauguration ceremony.

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Donald Trump thanks supporters at inaugural concert

Donald Trump has thanked his supporters at a concert on the eve of his inauguration, and vowed to unify the country.

The two-hour concert - dubbed the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration - was held outside Washington's Lincoln Memorial and featured country stars Lee Greenwood and Toby Keith as well as rock band 3 Doors Down.

The President-elect promised the crowd that he will "work so hard" to "bring our jobs back" and turn the country around.

He said: "We've going to unify our country... for all of our people, for everybody.

Fireworks lit the Washington skyline after Donald Trump's speech. Credit: AP

"We're going to bring our jobs back. We're not going to let other countries take our jobs any longer.

"We're going to something to our country that hasn't been done for many, many decades. It's going to change, I promise you."

To cheers he concluded by saying: "We are going to make America great again - and I'll add 'greater than ever before'."

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