The top ranks of American politics have historically been dominated by men, almost all of them white. That's now coming to an end.
Kamala Harris makes history today as the first woman to ever be VP, but she has interesting climate credentials too.
Villagers in Kamala Harris' ancestral village of Thulasendrapuram in southern India hold special prayers and burst firecrackers, ahead of the inauguration ceremony in Washington DC.
The Democrats hope the entry into the 2020 presidential race of the first black woman and Asian American increases their chances of beating Donald Trump.
Joe Biden selects California Senator Kamala Harris as running mate