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President Obama Sworn In for a Second Term, in a Quiet Ceremony

President Barack Obama was sworn into his  second term of office on Sunday at noon in front of only his wife and two  daughters in a simple service.

The quick swearing in took place on Sunday in  keeping with the laws states in the Constitution which states that Presidents’  terms begin at noon on January 20.

Normally the oath of office is given on the  steps of the Capitol and is followed by his address to the nation, but because  this year it happens to fall on a Sunday- and inaugurations are never held that  day of the week- the oath of office was given quickly in the Blue Room of the  White House instead.

Only the President’s immediate family and a  few relatives were present, along with a crew of journalists to witness and  televise the event.

U.S President Barack Obama (L) takes the oath of office from U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (R) as first lady Michelle Obama holds the bible and daughters Malia (3rd-L) and Sasha look on in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, January 20, 2013.

Aside from thanking Chief Justice John  Roberts after the oath- and joking with his younger daughter that ‘I did it!’-  Mr Obama did not make any remarks before heading back out of the Blue Room and  back to business.

Mr Roberts, who famously floundered at Mr  Obama’s 2008 inauguration, carried a piece of paper and read the quick oath  without any stumbles this time.

Because he did not recite the oath of office  word-for-word in in 2008, Mr Roberts had to perform a second official service  inside the White House in the days following.

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