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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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Trump and family attend multi-faith prayer service

Donald and Melania Trump stand with Mike and Karen Pence Credit: APTN

Donald Trump has opened his first full day in office by attending a multi-faith prayer service.

The President arrived with Melania and sat next to Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen at the Washington National Cathedral.

Prayers are being led by representatives of multiple faiths including various forms of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism.

Later today, Mr Trump is expected to visit the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia - an agency he criticised after it concluded Russia was involved in hacking emails to interfere in the presidential election.

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