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President Obama’s second inauguration

President Barack Obama begins his second term in office with a small private swearing-in on the traditional date, January 20, and, because that is a Sunday, the large-scale public event on Monday, January 21.

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President Barack Obama was sworn into office on Sunday just before noon ET, officially starting his second four-year term.

Dean chats with Presidential historian Doug Wead about the history of Inauguration Day.


President Barack Obama celebrates his reelection early Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at McCormick Place. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)