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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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

President Obama sworn in for second term

President Obama
President Obama Credit: Reuters

President Obama has taken the oath of office at his Inauguration in Washington DC.

The oath reads as follows: "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of Pres of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."


Civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams gives invocation

The civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams is delivering the invocation - the first time a woman and a layperson has had this honour.

She was chosen to mark the anniversary of the murder of the NAACP Field Secretary in Mississippi Medgar Evers, who was her husband.

Myrlie fought for 30 years to bring her husband's murderer to justice.

Read ITV News' guide to Inauguration Day here.


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