Presidential Inaugurations

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Inauguration, January 20, 2009
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Overview shot of Obama's inauguration

Barack Obama taking the oath of office on January 20, 2009 at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo: Courtesy of The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies)

President Barack Obama and Chief Justice John Roberts

President Barack Obama is given the Oath of Office for a second time by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. in the Map Room of the White House 1/21/09.
Official White House photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama reading at his desk.

President Barack Obama reads the letter left in the Oval Office Resolute Desk for him the previous day, by former President George W. Bush. The letter from the previous president to the incoming president has become a White House tradition. 1/21/09
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza 

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