Photos: Leimert Park celebration for Karen Bass before swearing in by Vice President Kamala Harris

Los Angeles Mayor-elect Karen Bass attends a "homecoming" event by KBLA 1580 Talk Radio at Leimert Park on December 10, 2022.
Los Angeles Mayor-elect Karen Bass attends a “homecoming” event, hosted by KBLA talk radio, Saturday at Leimert Park.
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Karen Bass attended a “homecoming” event hosted by radio host Tavis Smiley and KBLA TALK 1580 AM Saturday at Leimert Park, the day before her swearing in by Vice President Kamala Harris as the 43rd mayor of Los Angeles.

Bass asked the vice president to administer the oath of office as a nod to their status as two of California’s most powerful Black women, according to a Harris aide. Harris was honored to be asked, the aide added.

Supporters listen to Mayor-elect Karen Bass speak Saturday in Leimert Park.
Supporters listen to Mayor-elect Karen Bass speak Saturday in Leimert Park.
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 Karen Bass celebrates with California Senator Steven Bradford as California State Controller Betty Yee looks on
Bass celebrates with California Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) as State Controller Betty Yee looks on.
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The audience cheers for Bass.
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Members of the Crenshaw High School Marching Band perform at the KBLA 1580 Talk Radio "homecoming" event
The Crenshaw High School marching band performs at the event for Bass.
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Members of the crowd pray at the start of the party.
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Suspended Los Angeles Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas gives Los Angeles Mayor-elect Karen Bass a kiss of support
Suspended Los Angeles Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas gives Bass a kiss of support.
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Bass and supporters dance onstage.
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