Obama's Inauguration Ball

Barack Obama said his wife Michelle made him "a better man and better President" at the Commander in Chief's Inauguration Ball. Thousands of people gathered in Washington to see Obama publicly sworn in as US president for his second term.

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Barack Obama attends lunch with 200 guests

Barack Obama at the Statuary Hall lunch

Barack Obama has arrived for a luncheon at the Statuary Hall after taking the oath of office and completing the signing ceremony.

Around 200 guests are invited to the lunch, which will include speeches and gifts from the Congressional Inaugural Committee.

The tradition dates back to 1897 when the Senate Committee on Arrangements hosted a lunch at the Capitol for William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States.



President Obama: We are made for this moment

President Barack Obama is giving is inaugural speech on the theme of 'faith in America's future'. Read more about the theme here.

A decade of war is now ending, an economic recovery has begun, America's possibilities are limitless for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands: Youth and drive, diversity and openness, an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention.

My fellow Americans we are made for this moment and we will cease it so long as we cease it together.

– President Barack Obama
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