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Other inaugural stories in The Washington Post:

Scenes from the pared-down-but-still-massive inaugural ball scene: ”Acres of concrete floor at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to sashay across in gowns and heels, to clippity-clop around in tuxes and shiny dress shoes. All in search of that special “I-was-there” moment, an inauguration night when a city consumed by its quarrels stopped its sniping for a few, and just smiled.” Read more from our Washington Post colleagues out on the scene last night. Also, see tweets and photos from last night’s unofficial balls and parties at the Inauguration Grid.

Robin Givhan analyzes the first lady’s inauguration fashion choices, from the daytime navy Thom Browne coat-and-dress ensemble to the red Jason Wu gown she wore to the balls. (Earlier: The agony and ecstasy of creating inaugural gowns)

Updated 12:30 p.m.: Did Beyoncé lip synch?

Also: Cyndi Lauper on gay rights. . . . early night for the Obamas . . . Jill Biden’s gown . . . Doug E. Fresh . . . nothing but Cheez-Its? . . . Jamie Foxx gets romantic for the Bidens . . . . Brad Paisley. . . MORE FROM THE INAUGURATION LIVEBLOG

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Looking for Tuesday’s Reliable Source? Start here: Surprising inauguration fashion: Scalia’s hat, Hatch’s hat, Ashley Biden’s shoes