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Barack Obama's stirring inauguration ceremony

2009-01-21 04:12:16 GMT2009-01-21 12:12:16 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Barack Obama swears in as the 44th president of the United States of America in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. Jan. 20, 2009. (Xinhua/Zhang Yan)

Joe Biden takes oath as the vice President of the United States of America in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. Jan. 20, 2009. (Xinhua/Zhang Yan)

Barack Obama (L) and his wife Michelle Obama are present at the presidential inauguration ceremony held in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. Jan. 20, 2009. (Xinhua/Zhang Yan)

Barack Obama (2nd L) and his family members attend the presidential inauguration ceremony held in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. Jan. 20, 2009. (Xinhua/Zhang Yan)

New Yorkers watch live broadcasting of President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony in New York Jan. 20, 2009. (Xinhua/He Bin)

Barack Obama swears in as the 44th president of the United States of America in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. Jan. 20, 2009.

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