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Slide Show: Historic Moments From Inauguration Day

Images from the Inauguration, the Lincoln Memorial concert and celebrations in the nation's capital and beyond.

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    The First Couple takes to the floor at the Commander-in-Chief inaugural ball. (Reuters Photos)

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    The President and First Lady walk down Pennsylvania Avenue. (Reuters Photos)

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    In his first official action, Obama signs a proclamation declaring Tuesday a national day of renewal and reconciliation. When reporters remarked that he was left-handed, the President replied, "Get used to it." (Reuters Photos)

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    Crowds gather on the National Mall in Washington for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

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    Obama gazes at a crowd estimated at more than 1 million before delivering his inaugural speech. For more on Obama's inauguration speech go here. (Reuters Photos)

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    Obama takes the oath of office, administered by US Chief Justice John Roberts. (Reuters Photos)

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    Sasha and Malia Obama look on as their mother holds the Lincoln bible and their father takes the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts. (AP Photo/Chuck Kennedy, Pool)

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    People made good use of a statue near the National Mall to get a better glimpse of inaugural activities. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson, Pool)

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    Jossie Redmond traveled from Mississippi to attend the inauguration ceremony in Washington. (Reuters Photos)

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    Sean Scott of Bridgeport, Conn., sports Obama gear and a flag as he awaits the start of the inaugural events in Washington. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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    Obama fans wait for his departure from Sasha Bruce House, an emergency shelter for teens in Washington, where he painted walls January 19 as part of a national day of service. (Reuters Photos)

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    Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen perform "This Land is Your Land" during the We Are One: Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on January 18. (Reuters Photos)

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    Beyoncé electrifies the crowd during the "We Are One: Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Read more about the inaugural concert featuring Beyoncé here.

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    Bruce Springsteen, backed by a choir, performs an acoustic version of "The Rising" at the at the Lincoln Memorial. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen) Read more about the concert at the Lincoln Memorial here.

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    Barack and Michelle Obama arrive at "We Are One: Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial" Sunday, Jan. 18. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Read more about the Lincoln Memorial celebration here.

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    President-elect Barack Obama speaks at the Lincoln Memorial during an inaugural concert in Washington on January 18. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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    Ruth Hooper, left, and her daughter Caprisa, await the president-elect's train to arrive in Baltimore during his inaugural whistle-stop tour January 17. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

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