Photo Gallery: The Swearing-In Of President Barack Obama

  • President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, along with Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, bid farewell as former President George W. Bush leaves the Capitol by helicopter.
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    President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, along with Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, bid farewell as former President George W. Bush leaves the Capitol by helicopter.
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  • Barack Obama's signature on his first proclamation as president.
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    Barack Obama's signature on his first proclamation as president.
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  • Before a crowd of thousands on the National Mall, Obama delivers his inaugural address at the Capitol.
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    Before a crowd of thousands on the National Mall, Obama delivers his inaugural address at the Capitol.
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  • Obama gets a thumbs-up from his daughter Sasha after taking the oath of office.
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    Obama gets a thumbs-up from his daughter Sasha after taking the oath of office.
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  • After being sworn in as president, Obama shares a kiss with his wife, Michelle.
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    After being sworn in as president, Obama shares a kiss with his wife, Michelle.
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  • Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama sing the National Anthem after taking the oath of office.
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    Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama sing the National Anthem after taking the oath of office.
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  • Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts while first lady Michelle Obama looks on.
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    Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts while first lady Michelle Obama looks on.
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  • Vice President Joe Biden, with his wife, Jill, at his side, takes the oath of office administered by Justice John Paul Stevens.
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    Vice President Joe Biden, with his wife, Jill, at his side, takes the oath of office administered by Justice John Paul Stevens.
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  • Aretha Franklin sings "My Country 'Tis of Thee" during the inauguration ceremony.
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    Aretha Franklin sings "My Country 'Tis of Thee" during the inauguration ceremony.
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  • Barack Obama talks with George W. Bush during the inauguration.
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    Barack Obama talks with George W. Bush during the inauguration.
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  • President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney sit on the stage.
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    President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney sit on the stage.
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  • Barack Obama arrives at his inauguration on the West Front of the Capitol.
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    Barack Obama arrives at his inauguration on the West Front of the Capitol.
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  • Michelle Obama arrives at the Capitol for the inauguration of her husband, Barack Obama.
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    Michelle Obama arrives at the Capitol for the inauguration of her husband, Barack Obama.
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  • From left,, Michelle Obama's mother Marian Robinson, Obama's sister Maya Soetero-Ng, and Malia and Sasha Obama stand on the stage ahead of the inauguration.
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    From left,, Michelle Obama's mother Marian Robinson, Obama's sister Maya Soetero-Ng, and Malia and Sasha Obama stand on the stage ahead of the inauguration.
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  • Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, arrive at the inauguration.
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    Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, arrive at the inauguration.
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  • Former President George H.W. Bush and wife, Barbara, arrive on the stage.
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    Former President George H.W. Bush and wife, Barbara, arrive on the stage.
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  • Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State designate Hillary Clinton arrive at their seats.
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    Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State designate Hillary Clinton arrive at their seats.
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  • Crowds fill the National Mall ahead of the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States.
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    Crowds fill the National Mall ahead of the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States.
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  • People fill the West Front of the Capitol ahead of the inauguration.
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    People fill the West Front of the Capitol ahead of the inauguration.
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  • Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens (left) and Chief Justice John Roberts arrive at the inauguration of Barack Obama.
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    Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens (left) and Chief Justice John Roberts arrive at the inauguration of Barack Obama.
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  • Sen. John McCain of Arizona waves as he arrives on the inaugural stage.
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    Sen. John McCain of Arizona waves as he arrives on the inaugural stage.
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  • Colin Powell (left) and Elie Wiesel stand on the stage ahead of the inauguration.
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    Colin Powell (left) and Elie Wiesel stand on the stage ahead of the inauguration.
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  • Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts laughs on the inaugural stage.
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    Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts laughs on the inaugural stage.
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  • Vice President Dick Cheney leaves the White House in a wheelchair followed by his successor, Joe Biden. Cheney pulled a muscle in his back Monday while moving boxes.
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    Vice President Dick Cheney leaves the White House in a wheelchair followed by his successor, Joe Biden. Cheney pulled a muscle in his back Monday while moving boxes.
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  • The limousine carrying President Bush and President-elect Barack Obama is driven along Pennsylvania Avenue toward the U.S. Capitol for the presidential inauguration.
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    The limousine carrying President Bush and President-elect Barack Obama is driven along Pennsylvania Avenue toward the U.S. Capitol for the presidential inauguration.
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  • President Bush walks out with President-elect Barack Obama on the North Portico of the White House before sharing the presidential limousine en route to Capitol Hill.
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    President Bush walks out with President-elect Barack Obama on the North Portico of the White House before sharing the presidential limousine en route to Capitol Hill.
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  • Kezia Obama (left), Barack Obama's stepmother, greets Michelle Obama as they arrive at the Capitol for Obama's inauguration.
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    Kezia Obama (left), Barack Obama's stepmother, greets Michelle Obama as they arrive at the Capitol for Obama's inauguration.
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