On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America. His day started early with the Inauguration Ceremony and was followed by a celebratory luncheon in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building. The new President continued his day with a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue and made ten guest appearances at various Inauguration Balls that evening.
Check out photos from the day's events below:
The Masses on the Mall
Obama Taking the Presidential Oath
In the Reviewing Stand During the Inaugural Parade
The Obamas at the Youth Inauguration Ball
Photo credits: Used via a creative commons license from USA Today's Flickr page.