Obama Inauguration Images

Barack Obama took the oath of office to become the nation's 44th president on January 20, 2009.

The Associated Press estimated that more than 1 million people gathered for inauguration events.

Inauguration Emotions

The expressions said everything about the occasion.

Marching For the President

Everybody loves a parade


And everybody loves a good party.

A Gathering of Stars

On Sunday, January 18, stars from the entertainment industry gathered at the Lincoln Memorial for an afternoon of speeches and music.

Billed as the beginning of the inauguration celebration, began with an anthem from Bruce Springsteen and ended with what has become a patriotic hymn from Beyonce.