Photo Gallery: The Inaugural Ball

  • President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, arrive at the Obama Home States Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center. It's one of 10 balls they visited Tuesday evening.
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    President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, arrive at the Obama Home States Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center. It's one of 10 balls they visited Tuesday evening.
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  • Guests at the Home States ball try to catch a glimpse as the Obamas make their entrance.
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    Guests at the Home States ball try to catch a glimpse as the Obamas make their entrance.
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  • The president and first lady share a dance at the Home States ball.
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    The president and first lady share a dance at the Home States ball.
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  • Vice President Joe Biden dances with his wife, Jill, at the Eastern States Ball at Union Station.
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    Vice President Joe Biden dances with his wife, Jill, at the Eastern States Ball at Union Station.
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  • Mariah Carey belts out a song at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball, also at the convention center. She was among many performers, including Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Shakira and Alicia Keyes.
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    Mariah Carey belts out a song at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball, also at the convention center. She was among many performers, including Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Shakira and Alicia Keyes.
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  • The first couple waves to Beyonce, who sang "At Last" at the Neighborhood ball. Michelle Obama wears a gown by designer Jason Wu.
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    The first couple waves to Beyonce, who sang "At Last" at the Neighborhood ball. Michelle Obama wears a gown by designer Jason Wu.
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  • Mary J. Blige performs at the Neighborhood ball.
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    Mary J. Blige performs at the Neighborhood ball.
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  • Actor Leonardo DiCaprio talks with the crowd during the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball.
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    Actor Leonardo DiCaprio talks with the crowd during the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball.
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  • Singer will.i.am performs at the Neighborhood Ball.
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    Singer will.i.am performs at the Neighborhood Ball.
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  • Obama gets down on the dance floor with guests at the Neighborhood ball.
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    Obama gets down on the dance floor with guests at the Neighborhood ball.
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  • The Obamas take the spotlight at the Commander-in-Chief Inaugural Ball at the National Building Museum.
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    The Obamas take the spotlight at the Commander-in-Chief Inaugural Ball at the National Building Museum.
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