Presidential Inauguration 2009

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Watch: Inaugural Sights and Sounds with Katie Couric

Today, America begins another chapter in its national history as Barack Obama takes the oath of office and becomes the 44th President of the United States. We wish we could all be there to watch the presidential inauguration in person, but our live stream and other video coverage is almost as good! Check out all the presidential action right here, all day long.

Photo Gallery: 2009 Presidential Inauguration

Here are the photos of the main event! Click through a gallery of images chronicling the January 20, 2009 ceremony during which Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts as the 44th President of the United States of America. Reliving this momentous day through photographs is almost as cool as witnessing the inauguration in person--and it sure is a whole lot warmer at your computer desk than it was at Washington, D.C.'s National Mall!

Photo Gallery: We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration

Who came out to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. to perform and enjoy a little live music the weekend before Obama's inauguration? Oh, just Martin Luthur King Jr. III, Bruce Springsteen, Bono and the rest of U2, Beyoncé, Steve Carell, Sheryl Crow, Tom Hanks, Queen Latifah, Usher, Jack Black, Jamie Foxx, Josh Groban, John Mellencamp, Laura Linney, Ron Howard, Denzel Washington, Marisa Tomei, Jon Bon Jovi, Garth Brooks, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Mary J. Blige,, George Lopez, a real bald eagle, and more! Check out our photo gallery now.

Photo Gallery: Barack and Michelle Obama Through the Years

Want a look at our new first family throughout the years leading up to today? Yeah, we thought you did! Check out photos of baby Barack bodysurfing and bike riding in his native state of Hawaii; see the new first family in their early days and on the 2008 campaign trail; check out Michelle Obama's college graduation photo; take a peek at the couple's wedding day; check out the Obamas in some sweet '80s attire; and more.

Celebrating the Inauguration 2009!

What could be better than attending inauguration parties for our 44th President? How about attending them with a bunch of smokin'-hot celebrities? Among the revelers were stars like Jessica Alba and Cash Warren; Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson; Tobey Maguire; Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez; Hayden Panettiere; Sarah Silverman; John Legend; and David Arquette! Just click on the photo at the right to see the whole gallery.

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