Inauguration 2013 Explore NPR's coverage of Barack Obama's second presidential inauguration.
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Inauguration 2013

Explore NPR's coverage of Barack Obama's second presidential inauguration.

President Obama gives his inaugural address after taking the oath of office Monday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Listen To Barack Obama's Second Inaugural Address

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A Chilly, Musical Morning As Inauguration Crowds Gather

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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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Menu for Lincoln's 2nd inaugural ball, March 6, 1865 Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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An Inaugural Memory: President Lincoln's Food Fight

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President Obama walks outside the Oval Office on May 3. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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President Obama seems to have picked up a few gray hairs in the four years since he was sworn in on Jan. 20, 2009 (left). On the right, he's shown in December 2012. Getty Images/AFP/NPR hide caption

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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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Guests arrive for the Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball in Washington back in 2005 to celebrate President Bush's second term. J. David Ake/AP hide caption

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Chelsea Clinton makes cards with 8-year-old Addison Rose on the National Mall on Saturday as part of the National Day of Service events. Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is the honorary chair of the National Day of Service. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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For editorial cartoonists, Obama's ears are his signature. In some depictions, they've grown throughout the years, but Matt Wuerker says cartoonists have gotten lazy. "We did the same thing to George W. Bush. By the end of his administration he was just Dumbo." Courtesy of Matt Wuerker/Politico hide caption

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President Obama gives his first inaugural address on Jan. 20, 2009. Ron Edmonds/AP hide caption

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Speechwriters: After Bland First Inaugural, Second Is Tougher For Obama

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