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A Chilly, Musical Morning As Inauguration Crowds Gather

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Inauguration Day's Symbolism And Substance

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Taking A Train From Chicago To D.C. For Obama's Big Day

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Smaller Crowds At Capitol, But 2009's Enthusiasm Persists

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As a second-term president, Barack Obama necessarily generates less excitement than he did as a newcomer. Above, flags flew during his 2009 inauguration. Eric Purcell/FlickrVision via Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama taking the oath of office today on the steps of the Capitol. First Lady Michelle Obama held the two Bibles on which he placed his hand. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Inaugural Parade Begins At The Pentagon, Moves To D.C.

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Crowds Begin Converging On Washington, D.C.

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Inauguration Events Share Day With King Holiday

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Obama, Biden Take Oaths On Sunday

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Pedicabs Cash In On Inauguration Traffic

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Obama 'Suits Up' For Inauguration Day

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Myrlie Evers-Williams To Deliver Inaugural Invocation

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