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Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. (right) performs a mock swearing in of Sen-elect. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat, as interim Sen. Carte Goodwin of West Virginia (left) and Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia Democrat, watch. Mr. Manchin's mother, Mary, and wife Gayle look on.

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. (right) performs a mock swearing in of Sen-elect. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat, as interim Sen. Carte Goodwin of West Virginia (left) and Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia Democrat, watch. Mr. Manchin's mother, Mary, and wife Gayle look on.