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Text of President Barack Obama's inaugural address, as provided by the White House:
Chief Justice John Roberts got it right this time -- but President Barack Obama appeared to stumble over the word "states" during his ceremonial swearing in.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki was absent from ceremonial inaugural ceremonies as President Barack Obama was being sworn-in to a second term.
It was altogether a more intimate affair than four years ago. Just a party of untold hundred thousands, chilling in the nation's backyard.
President Barack Obama referenced the Stonewall gay-rights riots in his inaugural address, classing them as a civil rights watershed along with key moments in the struggles for blacks and women.
Poet Richard Blanco has delivered an inaugural poem paying homage to the American experience.
President Barack Obama says "we must act" even if our work is imperfect. He says we cannot afford to delay.
President Barack Obama says the nation must make the "hard choices" to reduce the cost of health care and the size of the deficit.
President Barack Obama says that a decade of war is now ending and an economic recovery has begun.
President Barack Obama says that "while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by his people here on Earth."
President Barack Obama has begun his second inaugural address.
President Barack Obama is promising to uphold the Constitution in a public swearing in ceremony that signals the beginning of his second term in office.
Vice President Joe Biden has taken a ceremonial oath office, kicking off the start of his second term as No. 2 to President Barack Obama.
Sen. Charles Schumer is opening the 57th inaugural ceremonies by invoking the innate majesty and sacred meaning of the proceedings.
Former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter joined lawmakers and other dignitaries at the Capitol for President Barack Obama's ceremonial swearing-in Monday to a second term.
President Barack Obama has arrived at the Capitol for the beginning of inauguration ceremonies.
President Barack Obama began inauguration day listening to a church pastor counsel him to use his power to benefit others, and the nation.
Could a blend of inaugural excitement and fresh coffee be the stimulant Washington needs to break political gridlock?
A few dozen protesters were gathered along the Inauguration Day parade route on Pennsylvania Avenue invoking the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King's legacy and urging jobs, not war.
A pastor used a morning church service to counsel President Barack Obama to use his power for the benefit of others.