In the coming months we will be hearing more about the incoming US administration’s foreign policy plans.
But what are the issues some of America’s allies and adversaries are hoping Mr Biden will deal with first?
We have asked our reporters in six regions around the world about the hopes and expectations for the new US president.
Video produced by Trystan Young, Jasmin Souesi and Sana Jasemi.
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