A new day begins
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President Obama’s second inauguration

A new day begins
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his Inaugural speech during ceremonies on the West front of the U.S Capitol in Washington. (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune)
Going forward
President Barack Obama leaves the stage after his inauguration at the U.S Capitol. (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune)
Rock star anthem
Beyonce is cheered by first lady Michelle Obama as she leaves the stage after singing the National Anthem at President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony at the U.S Capitol (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune)
National Anthem
Beyonce sings the National Anthem after President Barack Obama took the oath of office at during inauguration ceremonies at the U.S Capitol.  (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune)
Guest singer
President Barack Obama greets singer Kelly Clarkson during inauguration ceremonies for Obama’s second inauguration. (Alex Garcia, Chicago Tribune)
First couple
President Barack Obama hugs first lady Michelle Obama after taking the oath of office during ceremonies at the U.S Capitol in Washington. (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune)
Second term

President Barack Obama is sworn into office for a second term by Supreme Court Justice John Roberts on Jan. 21, 2013, during the inauguration ceremony at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.

 (Alex Garcia, Chicago Tribune)
Sworn in
President Barack Obama places his hand on a bible held by Michelle Obama as he is ceremonially sworn in for a second term by Chief Justice John Roberts, right. (Tannen Maury / EPA)
Kiss
President Barack Obama kisses his wife, Michelle, after the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol. (Paul Sancya / Associated Press)
Light moment

President Barack Obama, arriving to take the oath of office, laughs with Vice President Joe Biden, right, and Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.).

 (Stan Honda / AFP / Getty Images)
St. John’s Church
President Obama and his daughter Sasha leave St. John’s Church in Washington after attending a service before his second presidential inauguration.  (Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press)
American flag
An attendee holds an American flag with an image of President Obama before the start of the presidential inauguration in Washington. (Victor J. Blue / Bloomberg)
Inauguration crowd
A crowd gathers in Washington for the presidential inauguration. (Mladen Antonov / AFP/Getty Images)
Sunrise
The sun catches a man’s face before the start of the presidential inauguration in Washington. (Victor J. Blue / Bloomberg)
The stage
Crowds fill in the areas around the West Front of the US Capitol two hours before President Barack Obama is ceremonially sworn in for a second term as the 44th President of the United States. (Tannen Maury / European Pressphoto Agency)
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