President Barack Obama was officially inaugurated for his second term as 44th President of the United States on Monday morning (January 21, 2013). The Commander-in-Chief was sworn into office by Chief Justice John G. Roberts in an intimate ceremony witnessed by family and friends in the White House’s Blue Room. After taking the oath of office with two bibles - one belonging to Abraham Lincoln, the other to Martin Luther King Jr, President Barack Obama addressed the crowd of supporters in an impassioned speech at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Obama delivered his second inaugural address in front of 600,000 people, including Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Beyonce Knowles, John Mayer, and Eva Longoria. After that, Barack Obama participated in the traditional parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, following his wife Michelle and daughters, Sasha and Malia, who were dressed smartly in brightly-coloured winter coats. The 45th president was also joined by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, Senators and other officials during the Inauguration Parade. Enjoy the before and after pictures of President Barack Obama below.
President Barack Obama holds a wide grin in his official portrait for his second term in office (2013-2017). The portrait is taken by White House photographer, Pete Souza from the Oval Office with the American and presidential flags on either side of the president.
Barack Obama looks much younger before his presidency (left). The president delivers his second inaugural address on January 21, 2013 (right).
Obama takes part in the traditional parade after being sworn into office on January 21, 2013 (left). He is all smiles in a picture before his presidency (right).
After four years in office, Obama’s black mane gets more and more of a silver glow.
Barack Obama ages from the 36th NAACP Image Awards in 2005 to August of 2011.
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