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Politics and Pageantry

Vice President Dick Cheney and wife Lynne dance at the Liberty Ball. (Travis Lindquist / Getty Images)
Former President Clinton and Sen. Hillary Clinton arrive for the swearing in ceremony for President Bush. (AP)
Sen. John Kerry gives a thumbs-ups to the crowd as he arrives with Sen. Patrick Leahy prior to the start of the Inauguration. (EPA)
Former President George H. W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush arrive for Inauguration. (EPA)
An ailing Chief Justice William Rehnquist arrives for the swearing- in ceremony. (AP)
President Bush and first lady prepare to kiss on Capitol Hill prior to the president’s inauguration. (AP)
President Bush takes the oath of office from U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist during inaugural ceremonies while first lady Laura Bush looks on. (Getty Images)
President Bush delivers his inaugural address after taking the oath of office for his second term during ceremonies on the west front of the U.S. Capitol. (Getty Images)