Inauguration 2013

On Monday, January 21, 2013, Barack Obama will be publicly inaugurated for his second term as president of the United States. Since the 20th of January falls on a Sunday (the date in which the president is required by law to take his Oath of Office) the official inauguration will be held in a private ceremony on Sunday before noon. The entire week is loaded with festivities, including concerts, the Inaugural Parade and several inaugural balls. President Obama's first inauguration attracted a record-breaking 1.8 million attendees, which included high profile stars such as Beyoncé, Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey. This year's ceremony is predicted to be just as large with more than a million people coming to Washington, D.C., to celebrate the second term of America's first black president.

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On Valentine's Day, we celebrate the beautiful love between the first couple.

Michelle Obama's Second Gown Lent to Smithsonian

The first lady second inaugural gown will be on display for one year at the National Museum of American History.

2013: Michelle Obama's Year in Motion

A look back on the past year in the life of First Lady Michelle Obama.

The Year in Political Photos

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Commentary: The Death of Yet Another Promising Student

The death of Hadiya Pendleton, a promising young 15-year-old girl in Chicago, reminds the nation anew of the urgent need for stricter gun control laws.

Chicago Honor Student Who Participated in Inauguration Shot Dead

Hadiya Pendleton, 15, who was a member of the King College Preparatory School marching band, which participated in the Obama inauguration festivities, was shot dead in the South Side of Chicago on Tuesday.
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