Barack Obama takes the oath of office beside his wife Michelle and daughters Sasha, right, and Malia, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 20, 2009. Chuck Kennedy/AP hide caption

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The Presidential Oath: Not Always Perfect, But It Gets The Job Done

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Four Tet/Rothko-Rivers Become Oceans Constant Friction, Four Tet et. al.
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Standing near the Remington Arms factory, Beth Neale, deputy mayor of Ilion, N.Y., says she's watched a lot of large manufacturers leave the region. She's not sure Ilion would easily recover from losing Remington. Marie Cusick for NPR hide caption

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Dependent On Arms Plant, N.Y. Town Braces For Gun Laws' Impact

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This Here Ray Charles
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The young musicians of Seguro Que Si will perform in this weekend's Inaugural Parade. Left to right: Daniel Chico (bass), Kevin Arguelles (piano), Maxwell Frost (timbales), Christopher Muriel (congas), Niyah Lowell (bongos), Annette Rodriguez (vocal), Sean Fernandez (trumpet), Robby Cruz (trumpet). Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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A High School Salsa Band In The Inaugural Parade? 'Of Course!'

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Me Rompiste el Coco Puerto Rican Power Orchestra
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Chicagoan Janice Trice was an Obama volunteer in 2008 and 2012. Her husband died on Election Day in 2008, before he could celebrate Barack Obama's victory, or even find out that he won. She says this pilgrimage is a way for her to honor his memory. Sam Sanders/NPR hide caption

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'That's Our Guy': Chicagoans Welcome Obama Back To D.C.

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Bike shop owner Kevin Breitenbach rides a fat bike in the White Mountains National Recreation Area in Alaska in March. Josh Spice hide caption

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Welcome To Alaska, Where Winter Is Cold And Bikes Are Fat

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Tessellate [Remix][*] Tokyo Police Club
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Sunny Jain (center, with drum) leads Red Baraat. The band's latest album, Shruggy Ji, came out this month. Erin Patrice O'Brien/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Red Baraat: A Bhangra-Powered Party Starter

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Tenu Leke Red Baraat
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