President Obama’s second inauguration — in 12 photos

January 21, 2013

Thousands of words have been -- and will be -- written by us and others about Inauguration Day 2013. But, in many ways, President Obama's second inaugural is better told through pictures.

The Fix combed through the multitude of photos taken today to find a handful that told the story of the day. Our 12 favorites are below.

1. The view of the inauguration stage, part 1


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2. The view of the inauguration stage, part 2


Getty Images

3. The First Family


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4. Barack, Hillary and Bill


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5. President Obama and the Veep


EPA

6. Joe being Joe. Also, Nancy Pelosi.


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7. The men and woman who lead the country


AP

8. The first family of American pop culture


Getty Images

9.  Kelly Clarkson RULES.  Even if Joe Biden doesn't think so.


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10. Bill Clinton understands about Kelly Clarkson


Photo by @brooklynspoke

11. The Orrin Hatch hat....


REUTERS

12. ...topped only by the Antonin Scalia hat.


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Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.
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