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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.


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

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