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Barack Obama 2009 Presidential Inauguration

President Obama's 2009 Inauguration

President Obama's 2009 Inauguration

Washington, DC
Sunday, January 20, 2013

President Barack Obama delivered his first inaugural address on January 20, 2009 at the U.S. Capitol. 

Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013 at 2:39pm (ET)

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