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Inaugurations Mix Pomp and Politics

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Inaugurations Mix Pomp and Politics

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Inaugurations Mix Pomp and Politics

Inaugurations Mix Pomp and Politics

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U.S. President George W. Bush takes the Oath of Office from Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist during Inauguration ceremonies on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 20. 2005. With Bush is first lady Laura Bush. REUTERS/Jim Bourg hide caption

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Political stagecraft will be an integral part of the inauguration. Administration planners follow in a long line of presidential teams hoping to launch a series of second-term policy themes with the help of pomp and circumstance.