President Obama was sworn into office in a public ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts administered the oath as the president touched the bibles owned by his heroes Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr.
Vice President Joe Biden, using a bible that has been in his family since 1893, also took the oath of office, administered by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
(Beyonce leaves the stage after singing the National Anthem at U.S. President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremonies on the West front of the U.S Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2013. January 21, 2013.(Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune) B582659360Z.1 ....OUTSIDE TRIBUNE CO.- NO MAGS, NO SALES, NO INTERNET, NO TV, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, CHICAGO OUT, NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION...)