OBAMA GETS SET FOR SECOND TERM
United States President Barack Obama has renewed his oath of office, ceremonially marking the beginning of another four years in the White House.
An estimated 600,000 people were assembled on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Monday eager to witness the start of the president’s second term.
Obama, 51, was formally sworn in during a small private ceremony at the White House resident on Sunday.
What makes Obama’s second inauguration more special is that the day falls on Martin Luther King Day. Obama will take his oath with his hand on two bibles: one once owned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the other once owned by Abraham Lincoln.
Obama and his wife Michelle Obama started the morning at a church service at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife joined the first couple at the service.
Four years ago, 1.8 million people jammed into the area surrounding the Washington Monument as Obama was inaugurated for the first time.