Monday's public inauguration ceremony will be witnessed by hundreds of thousands of people on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Members of the Lee University Festival Choir and PS 22 Chorus perform before the ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration, Jan. 21, 2013.
Security lines Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, prior to the start of the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton speak with former President Jimmy Carter at the ceremonial swearing-in for President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 21, 2013.
People wave at President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as their limousine passes Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington.
Teens have fun in front of the U.S. Capitol. VOA/KURDISH /Motabar Shirwani
Police on horses patrol on the National Mall ahead of the Obama inauguration festivities, January 20, 2013. (VOA/I. Blanco)
Two workers adjust U.S. flags on the Capitol as preparations continue for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., January 17, 2013.
People watch President Obama’s private swearing in at the White House from big screens at the National Mall. (VOA / D. Manis
President Barack Obama stains a bookshelf at Burrville Elementary School as the first family participated in a community service project for the National Day of Service, part of the 57th Presidential Inauguration, in Washington, January 19, 2013.
Vice President Joseph Biden, Jr. takes the oath of office, administered by Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in the residence of the vice president in Washington, January 20, 2012.
Media members provide Inauguration coverage at the National Mall, January 20, 2013. (D. Manis / VOA)
Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office as the 44th President of the United States as he is sworn in by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts (R) during the inauguration ceremony in Washington, January 20, 2009.
Women hold Inauguration souvenirs in Washignton, DC, January 20, 2013. (VOA / D. Manis)