Obama sworn in, begins second term

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath of office to Obama in the Blue Room of the White House. The swearing-in ceremony was watched by a press pool and broadcast by cable networks.

Obama followed presidential precedent in choosing Roberts as Chief Justice to administer the oath of office to him.

Obama used a bible from first lady Michelle Obama’s family to swear in for his second term. The first lady held the bible during the ceremony, as the Obamas’ daughters, Sasha and Malia, stood between her and Roberts.

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