Donald Trump has left the White House for the final time as US president.
Mr Trump emerged from the building on Wednesday morning and strode across the South Lawn to board Marine One.
He said: “It’s been a great honour, the honour of a lifetime.”
Mr Trump now heads to Joint Base Andrews in suburban Maryland, where he will have a military send-off.
Donald Trump leaves the White House for the final time as 45th president of the United States. pic.twitter.com/f8CpGJdgfn
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A red carpet has been placed on the tarmac for Mr Trump to walk as he boards the plane.
Four US Army cannons are set up for a 21-gun salute. Mr Trump then flies to Florida, where he will stay at Mar-a-Lago.
Mr Trump is leaving Washington just hours before Joe Biden takes the oath of office as the 46th president.
It is the first time in more than a century that a sitting president has rejected the tradition of attending his successor’s inauguration.
More to follow.