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2013 Inauguration Day video highlights

Posted by Anush Elbakyan, Boston.com Staff  January 21, 2013 01:32 PM

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By Anush Elbakyan, Boston.com Correspondent


Obama toasts lawmakers at luncheon
President Obama told lawmakers in a toast during the inaugural luncheon in Statuary Hall that he's confident they can act together to make a difference for the country's children, "and our children's children."




Obama pledges to deal with climate change
President Obama pledged to respond to what he calls "the threat of climate change." He said that failing to do so would be a betrayal of the nation's children, and of future generations.




Obama: No need for perpetual war
In his inaugural address, President Obama said enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war. But he said the US will defend itself through 'strengths of arms and rule of law.'




Obama: Freedom must be secured
In his speech, Obama said that the inalienable rights set out in the Declaration of Independence may be self-evident but "they've never been self-executed."




Clarkson performs at inauguration
Musician Kelly Clarkson performed 'My Country, Tis of Thee' at President Barack Obama's second-term inauguration.




Beyoncé performs at inauguration
Singer Beyoncé performed the National Anthem during the inauguration ceremonial swearing-in.




Obama takes ceremonial oath of office
Placing his hand on two Bibles, one used by President Abraham Lincoln at his first inauguration and one used by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President Obama took a public oath of office on Jan. 21.




Biden takes public oath of office
Vice President Joe Biden has taken a ceremonial oath office, kicking off the start of his second term with President Obama.




Schumer: America prevails, America prospers
US Senator Charles Schumer of N.Y., opened the 57th inaugural ceremonies by invoking the history of the construction of the US Capitol during the Civil War. His remarks were made ahead of the public swearing-in of President Obama.




Big names arrive for inauguration
Beyonce, Jay-Z, John Mayer, Katy Perry, and Jesse Jackson were among the celebrities gathered for the second inauguration of President Obama.




Obamas, Bidens arrive for church
Before the ceremonial inauguration, the president, vice president, and their families arrived for services at St. John's Episcopal Church, across Lafayette Park from the White House on Jan. 21.

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