Barack Obama takes oath of office in the Blue Room at the White House on 20/1/13
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Barack Obama sworn in for second term

Barack Obama has officially been sworn in for his second term as US president in a small ceremony at the White House.

Although the US Constitution requires the oath of office to be taken by noon on 20 January, that falls on a Sunday so the public inauguration will take place on Monday.

Mr Obama took his official oath in the White House's Blue Room.

First Lady Michelle Obama, their daughters and a few family friends witnessed Barack Obama being sworn in for his second term.

Jane O'Brien reports.

  • 20 Jan 2013
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