Inaugural perspectives

Hundreds of thousands of people descended upon the National Mall on Monday to witness President Barack Obama's second inauguration. But many people across the city opted to stay away from the downtown festivities. Experience inauguration day from varying perspectives across Washington, D.C. Read related story.

Obama’s second inaugural address


A full transcript and analysis of President Obama’s second inaugural address, delivered on Jan. 21, 2013.

Explore the scene outside the Capitol

Use this gigapan image to see all the details of the scene. Find your friends and tag them via Facebook, and see the officials and VIPs we've tagged.

The oaths: From Washington to Obama

The oaths

Whose Bible did FDR use? What psalm did Eisenhower touch? Find the facts about each inauguration.

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