Inauguration of President Barack Obama in Pictures

PHOTO: Vice President Joe Biden, left and President Barack Obama wait for their ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.
Susan Walsh/AP Photo

Barack Obama participated in inauguration ceremonies at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Monday to mark the beginning of his second term as president of the United States. Hundreds of thousands of people traveled from all over the country to witness the swearing-in ceremony and Obama's inaugural address. Here's a look at how people responded and celebrated.

PHOTO: The Capitol appears in the morning light on Inauguration Day.
Emily DeRuy/Univision News
The Dawn of Obama's Second Term

The Capitol building appears in the morning light. People began gathering for the ceremony before the sun rose. Officials estimated that 800,000 people might turn up to join in the revelry.

PHOTO: People wait near the Capitol in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration ceremonies to begin on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.
Emily DeRuy/Univision News
Waiting

Hundreds of people line up along a barricade near the Capitol to watch the inauguration.

PHOTO: Members of the Coeur d'Alene tribe are excited to attend their second inauguration.
Emily DeRuy/Univision News
A Second Inauguration

Members of the Coeur d'Alene tribe are excited to attend their second inauguration. "This can't match the first inauguration with the history of a man of color beign elected for the first time," they said, "but we're excited because he's kept his promises to tribes. Now we hope he addresses the issue of gun control."

PHOTO: inaug
Emily DeRuy
A Family Day to Remember

"This is his last term in office," Cydnii Harris said. "I wanted to be a part of history with my family."

PHOTO: Crowds of people fill the Mall, all the way to the Washington Monument.
Emily DeRuy/Univision News
The Washington Monument

Crowds fill the National Mall, surrounding the Washington Monument.

PHOTO: inaug
Emily DeRuy
Immigration Reform

"I'm really hoping he gets comprehensive immigration reform through," Washington, D.C. resident Melanie Mager said.

PHOTO: inaug
Emily DeRuy
Armed Forces

Service members take a moment to share a laugh as they help direct inauguration attendees to their seats.

PHOTO: inaug
Emily DeRuy
Bearing Witness to History

Tifani Hightower and Britney James are bundled up for the chilly weather, but they don't mind the cold. "It's history!" they exclaimed in unison. "It's our first time [at an inauguration] and we're so excited to see history," Hightower said.

PHOTO: A veteran attends the inauguration.
Emily DeRuy/Univision News
War Veterans

A veteran makes his way to the inauguration ceremonies at the Capitol.

PHOTO: Washington state residents traveled to see the inauguration.
Emily DeRuy/Univision News
Honoring a Promise

Washington state residents Jamia McRae and Maria Orosco attended an Obam rally in Seattle, and promised themselves they would travel to the inauguration if Obama was reelected. "We said we'd come and here we are," Orosco said.

PHOTO: President Barack Obama's daughters Malia Obama, left, and Sasha Obama arrive on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington.
Win McNamee/AP Photo
The First Daughters

President Barack Obama's daughters Malia Obama, left, and Sasha Obama, arrive on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington.

PHOTO: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Elana Kagan arrives on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington.
Win McNamee/AP Photo
A Latina Justice Makes History

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Elana Kagan arrives on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington. Sotomayor, who administered the oath of office to Vice President Biden, is the first Latino to swear in a vice president.

PHOTO: President Barack Obama is greeted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton.
Susan Walsh/AP Photo
The Clintons

President Barack Obama is greeted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton.

PHOTO: President Barack Obama supporters arrive on the National Mall in Washington
Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo
The Crowd

President Barack Obama supporters arrive on the National Mall in Washington.

PHOTO: President Barack Obama greets people on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington
Win McNamee/AP Photo
The President

President Barack Obama greets people on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington.

PHOTO: President Barack Obama supporters wait on the National Mall in Washington.
Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo
Festive Supporters

Supporters of President Barack Obama wait on the National Mall in Washington.

PHOTO: Vendors tempted inauguration attendees with a variety of Obama-related goods, from pins to t-shirts.
Emily DeRuy/Univision News
Vendors

Vendors tempted inauguration attendees with a variety of Obama-related items, from t-shirts plastered with the president's face to more subdued commemorative newspapers.

PHOTO: Tony Painter (left) wants Obama to focus on immigration reform.
Emily DeRuy/Univision News
Students Call for Immigration Reform

Tony Painter (left) wants Obama to improve the student-loan situation and work on reforming immigration policies in his second term as president.

Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like...