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First couple, first dance

2009-01-21 11:19:44 GMT2009-01-21 19:19:44 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

First lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama dance on a replica of the presidential seal at the Commander-in-Chiefs Inaugural ball in Washington January 20, 2009. Obama took power as the first black U.S. president on Tuesday and quickly turned the page on the Bush years, urging Americans to rally to end the worst economic crisis in generations and repair the U.S. image abroad.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are serenaded by Beyonce in their first dance of the night at the Leadoff Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC January 20, 2009.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama applaud at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in Washington January 20, 2009.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance their first dance at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in Washington January 20, 2009.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

President Barack Obama (C) and his wife Michelle (R) are serenaded by Beyonce in their first dance of the night at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in Washington, January 20, 2009. Barack Obama took power as the first black U.S. president on Tuesday and quickly turned the page on the Bush years, urging Americans to rally to end the worst economic crisis in generations and repair the U.S. image abroad.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

First lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama dance on a replica of the presidential seal at the Commander-in-Chiefs Inaugural ball in Washington January 20, 2009.

Obama took power as the first black U.S. president on Tuesday and quickly turned the page on the Bush years, urging Americans to rally to end the worst economic crisis in generations and repair the U.S. image abroad.

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