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Obama’s 2013 Presidential Inauguration

Usher, Katy Perry, James Taylor, Beyonce and more join in the celebrations for the President’s second term

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dance together during the Inaugural Ball at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on January 21st, 2013. 

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Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson performs during the Inaugural Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on in Washington, DC on January 21st, 2013.   

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Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys performs during the Commander-In-Chief Ball at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on January 21st, 2013. 

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attend the Inaugural Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on January 21st, 2013.   

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Joe and Jill Biden

US Vice President Joe Biden and his wife  Jill Biden attend the Inaugural Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on January 21st, 2013.  

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Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley performs during the Commander-In-Chief Ball at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on  January 21st, 2013. 

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Johnny Rzeznik

Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls performs onstage at The Creative Coalition's 2013 Inaugural Ball at the Harman Center for the Arts in Washington, DC on January 21st, 2013. 

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President Obama

President Barack Obama is sworn in during the public ceremony by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as First lady Michelle Obama, and daughters, Sasha Obama and Malia Obama look on during in Washington, DC on January 21st, 2013.

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Beyonce

Beyonce performs the National Anthem as U.S. President Barack Obama looks on during the public ceremonial inauguration Washington, DC on January 21st, 2013.

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James Taylor

 James Taylor performs before US President Barack Obama took the oath of office in Washington, DC on January 21st, 2013. 

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John Mayer and Katy Perry

John Mayer and Katy Perry attend the presidential inauguration in Washington, DC on January 21st, 2013.

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50 Cent

50 Cent performs at the AG Entertainment Presents Jeezy Inauguration Weekend on January 20th, 2013 in Washington, DC. 

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Setting up for the Inauguration

Workers set up the stage at the U.S. Capitol building in preparation for President Barack Obama's second inauguration on January 20th, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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James Taylor

James Taylor stands before the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at the U.S. Capitol building during rehearsal for President Barack Obama's second inauguration on January 20th, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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Oath of Office

President Barack Obama takes the oath of office from U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as First Lady Michelle Obama holds the bible and daughters Malia and Sasha look on in the Blue Room of the White House January 20th, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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John Legend

John Legend performs at the Inaugural Youth Ball, hosted by OurTime.org, on January 19th, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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Ben Folds

Ben Folds performs at the Presidential National Day of Service at the National Mall on January 19th, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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Sasha, Michelle, and Malia

Sasha Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Malia Obama attend the 2013 Kids' Inaugural: Our Children, Our Future on January 19th, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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Amber Riley

Amber Riley performs during the 2013 Kids' Inaugural: Our Children, Our Future on January 19th, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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Darren Criss

Darren Criss performs with Soul Children of Chicago during the 2013 Kids' Inaugural: Our Children, Our Future on January 19th, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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Angela Bassett and Common

Angela Bassett and Common attend the Common and Kenny Burns 2013 Inaugural Kick Off Party on January 19th, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

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Katy Perry

Katy Perry performs during the 2013 Kids' Inaugural: Our Children, Our Future on January 19th, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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Usher

Usher performs during the Kids' Inaugural concert at the Washington Convention Center on January 19th, 2013 in Washington, D.C.