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Asia Argento during the Closing Ceremony at the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Asia Argento, who accused Harvey Weinstein of rape in Ronan Farrow's October exposé in The New Yorker, delivered a searing speech during the Cannes Film Festival's closing ceremony on Saturday, calling out the festival itself for its complicity in sexual harassment and abuse in the film industry.

"I was raped by Harvey Weinstein. ... This festival was his hunting ground."
— Asia Argento

More from Argento's speech:

  • "Even tonight, sitting among you, there are those who still need to be held accountable for their conduct against women, for behavior that does belong in this industry — does not belong in any industry or work place."
  • "You know who you are. But most importantly, we know who you are, and we're not going to allow you to get away with it any longer."

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President Joe Biden vows to be "a president for all Americans"

Moments after taking the oath of office, President Joe Biden sought to soothe a nation riven by political divisions and a global pandemic, while warning that "we have far to go" to heal the country and defeat a "virus that silently stalks the the country."

Why it matters: From the same steps that a pro-Trump mob launched an assault on Congress two weeks earlier, the new president paid deference to the endurance of American political institutions.

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U.S. Capitol and stage are lit at sunrise ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden. Photo: Patrick Semansky - Pool/Getty Images

President Biden has delivered his inaugural address at the Capitol, calling for an end to the politics as total war but warning that "we have far to go" to heal the country.

What's next: Biden and Vice President Harris review readiness of military troops, a long-standing tradition to signify the peaceful transfer of power.

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In photos: The Biden and Harris inauguration

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were inaugurated as president and vice president respectively in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday morning.

Why it matters: Top Democrats and Republicans gathered for the peaceful transfer of power only two weeks after an unprecedented siege on the building by Trump supporters to disrupt certification of Biden's victory. Trump did not attend Wednesday's ceremony.

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