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.

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