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WJLA, January 15, 2013

Inaugural Balls, retro photos

After a day of ceremonies and parades, the President and First Lady throw on their formal wear and party the night away. Inaugural balls and galas have been a tradition since George Washington was elected - and while the tuxes and ball gowns have changed with the times, the custom of celebrating America's new president has stayed the same.

 

 

Obama 2009

In this Jan. 20, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama dances with first lady Michelle Obama at the Western Inaugural Ball in Washington.

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