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.

George Washington referred to "that Almighty Being" during his inaugural address in 1789. "God" didn't show up in an inaugural speech until more than three decades later. AP hide caption

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President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend an inaugural ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Monday night. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama delivers his second inaugural address Monday in Washington. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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

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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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