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Pop stars help President Obama usher in second term

Usher, Katy Perry and the cast of 'Glee' were among the pop stars booked to mark the start of President Obama's second term.

Usher performs at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The official inauguration will take place on Monday, but the celebrations started last night with a Kids' Inaugural Concert for children and military families in Washington DC.

Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor are expected to sing at the president's official inauguration.

Katy Perry performs at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families on January 19 Credit: REUTERS/Jason Reed