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Turkish police stand guard outside the Reina nightclub by the Bosphorus, which was attacked by a gunman, in Istanbul, Turkey, January 2, 2017. REUTERS/Yagiz Karahan

Washington- Donald Trump will be sworn in on the steps of the US Capitolas the 45th president of the United States in an inauguration that costs $200 million.
According to the U.S. tradition, inauguration starts at 12 noon on Friday 20 January. Four U.S. presidents participate in it along with their wives: Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter. Also Congress members and a number of politicians and public figures take part in the event.

A huge number of diplomat delegations and heads of Arab and European missions in the U.S. will attend the inauguration. Usually, leaders of foreign countries don’t participate but some rumors spread that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be there.

After completing the swearing-in ceremony and playing the national anthem, the president delivers a brief speech about his presidential plan then walks with his family members and vice president Mike Pence to the White House.

The envoy takes 90 minutes, and then the president and his family participate in three inaugural balls that take place.

Most hotels are full, among them is one of the city’s costliest and highest-rated places to stay, the Four Seasons Hotel. It is charging much higher prices for inauguration weekend. A night in its presidential suite costs $16,000. And with the hotel requiring a four-night stay during inauguration week, the cost easily hits $64,000.

Hotel Manager Dexter Morse said, “I think he’s got some good qualities and I know he has his bad qualities, too, and has a lot of differences that people don’t agree with. But I think he’ll bring a lot to this country in his economic status, and in his way as a businessman, I think he can do a lot for the economy.”