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Poetry fit for a president: Amanda Gorman steals the show at Joe Biden's inauguration

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Hers was an ode to hope, light and embracing imperfect union. The 22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman was the breakout star of the inauguration ceremony for the 46th president of the United States; we take a look at an impressive performance which wowed viewers around the world. Plus, a pop-up approach to socially-distanced performances: we hear from a theatre troupe here in France who are staging shows despite the pandemic.

Added on the 22/01/2021 16:15:00 - Copyright : France 24 EN

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