Obama Inauguration Pictures: U.S. President Sworn In, Celebrations Continue (Photos)

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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dance while attending the Commander and Chief Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama and Biden attended Inauguration balls after being ceremonially sworn in for a second term leading the United States earlier today. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI | Getty Images

As U.S President Barack Obama's inaugural celebrations continued into Monday, photos captured the grandeur of the occasion.

Obama took the oath of office in a small ceremony with family members and a few reporters Sunday, as the U.S. Constitution states a president's terms begins on Jan. 20. The events continued Monday, with a public ceremony, luncheon, parade and two official balls.

Although this year's celebrations were expected to be less exciting than those of 2009, an estimated 800,000 people were to attend, according to Reuters. Nearly two million attended in 2009.

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Take a look at the photos from the president's swearing-in ceremony and more from today's events.

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