Inauguration 2013: Ceremony and Celebration in Pictures

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com January 21 2013 1:08 PM ET


People wave American flags as people gather near the U.S. Capitol building on the National Mall for the Inauguration ceremony on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama, will be ceremonially sworn in for his second term today.


US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and her mother Marian Robinson are greeted by Rev. Luis Leon as they arrive at St. John's Church hours before Obama participates in a ceremonial swearing in for a second term in office.

Rickita Glass (L) and Kelly Grimes and others gather near the U.S. Capitol building on the National Mall for the Inauguration ceremony.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (C), former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter arrive during the presidential inauguration.


U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) arrives for the presidential inauguration.


Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and wife Callista Gingrich arrive for the presidential inauguration.


Beyonce and husband Jay-Z arrive for the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol.


U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (right) arrives with House Minority Leader Sen. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during the presidential inauguration.


Rev. Al Sharpton arrives at the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.


Actress Eva Longoria arrives


Musicians John Mayer and Katy Perry attend the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.


Kelly Clarkson greets U.S. President Barack Obama after performing during the presidential inauguration.


Poet Richard Blanco speaks during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.


Myrlie Evers-Williams gives the invocation as U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden look on during the presidential inauguration.


Singer Beyoncé performs the National Anthem during the public ceremonial inauguration for U.S. President Barack Obama.


U.S. President Barack Obama takes the oath of office in front of First Lady Michelle Obama.


U.S. President Barack Obama is sworn in during the public ceremony by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as First lady Michelle Obama, and daughters, Sasha Obama and Malia Obama look on.


An overall view of US President Barack Obama taking the oath of office during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.