Inauguration 2013 Preview: Obama's Second Term

ABC News' Tahman Bradley previews the pomp and pageantry for the president's inauguration.
2:31 | 01/21/13

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You're watching America this morning America's number 1 early morning news. Just hours from now the president takes the oath of office for the second time in two days. Hundreds of thousands are. Gathering on the National Mall to witness history and ABC's -- Bradley is keeping an eye on it all for us good morning to mind. Good morning -- good morning rob the National Mall is about to fill up. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected out here the president's second term is already under -- -- the only thing left is the pump. And pageantry. -- Barack Hussein Obama do solemnly swear -- president Obama's second term is officially under way. The constitution required to take the oath of office yesterday but today is when the American people celebrate mr. Obama's second -- -- -- It's also Dr. Martin Luther King junior's birthday. The president will honor Doctor King by swearing in publicly with the Bible that was once used by the civil rights leader colossal place his hand on the Bible once used by Abraham Lincoln. 800000. People were expected to pack the National Mall -- were -- celebrating each other. And celebrating this incredible. Nation that we call home. The president and vice president along with their families will begin the day by attending church at saint John's across from the White House in an -- tradition. The swearing in its followed by the big parade in the glitzy inaugural balls security is extremely tight. Thirteen thousand military and law enforcement personnel will watch over the proceedings. Protecting an event this large complex with this many different venues. With this number of people coming. Requires a lot of coordination and a lot of organization. Overnight mr. Obama in the First Lady with supporters at an inaugural reception showed off their loved. The president weighing in on his wife's new hairdo -- -- banks. She looks good. Just been a true. Thrill to watch this -- him charming. Individual. Grow into the man and the president that he kids. In his speech President Obama will reach out to some of those people who voted against him and -- call on Washington to come together to seek coming ground. Rob sending. Tom -- in Washington thank you so much.

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