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Politics

Presidential inauguration

Obama takes oath

Second term begins; another swearing-in, inauguration address, parade, pomp next

WASHINGTON — President Obama took the oath of office Sunday for a second term in a brief, intimate White House ceremony as thousands of celebrants streamed into the sun-splashed nation’s capital in preparation for Monday’s inaugural festivities.

With his left hand on a Bible that belonged to Michelle Obama’s grandmother, Obama took the oath inside the Blue Room, facing the Washington Monument.

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