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WJLA, January 03, 2013

Inauguration ceremonies, past and present photos

Inauguration Day has evolved over the years as different presidents have added their own signature touches. From George Washington to Barrack Obama, here's a look back at some of the swearing in ceremonies of our U.S. presidents.

Lincoln, March 4, 1861

This photograph shows the crowd surrounding the East front of the U.S. Capitol during the first inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln. In 1865, for Lincoln's second inauguration, blacks march for the first time in the inaugural procession.

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