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Obama's Presidential Inauguration: A Star-Studded Affair


Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama look on as Barack Obama takes the presidential oath

The front steps of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. may have just been the hottest spot to be Monday (Jan. 21), as President Barack Obama was sworn into office for a second term. The commander-in-chief of the United States drew thousands of supporters as they witnessed the public swearing-in, inaugural speech and all of the day's events. In celebration of Obama, celebrities also flocked to the nation's capital in support, making the event quite a star-studded affair.

As part of the inauguration festivities, Beyonce belted out the national anthem (as husband Jay-Z looked on) and James Taylor and Kelly Clarkson each gave their own patriotic performance. Kelly even shared a photo on her Twitter account of the momentous occasion:

In the crowd, Katy Perry, who attended with rumored beau John Mayer, gave a nod to Aretha Franklin's 2009 inaugural fashion choice.

Our very own Dragon Jim Treliving took a moment to meet with RCMPs at the Canadian embassy during the day.

Other stars present also took to Twitter to share the experience of the day. Check them out:


And last but not least...

In case you missed it, you can watch President Obama's entire inaugural speech:

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