21 January 2013 9:05 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

After being sworn into office during a private ceremony on Sunday, President Barack Obama publicly began his second term during Monday's presidential inauguration on the Capitol Steps. With the crowd - which was estimated at roughly 800,000 people - chanting "O-ba-ma! O-ba-ma!" the President began his address. "My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment," he said, "and we will seize it - so long as we seize it together." Beyoncé closed out the 57th inaugural ceremony with an a powerful rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner." And Kelly Clarkson performed a stirring "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" accompanied by the United States Marine Band. »


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