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Text of Obama's inauguration address
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Placing his hand on the Bible that Abraham Lincoln had used 147 years ago for his own swearing-in, Barack Obama took the oath of office at 12.05 p.m. on the steps of the Capitol. Immediately following, he delivered his Inaugural address to a sea of Americans. Here is the full text of the historic address:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 11:12:54 PM

Obama's historic speech evokes grand applause
Washignton, Jan 20 (IANS) US President Barack Obama, always an eloquent orator, received a thunderous applause from hundreds of thousands gathered to witness the historic occasion as he completed his 20-minute speech on rejuvenating ideals of the founding fathers.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 11:10:27 PM

Firsts and facts about presidential inaugurations
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) As Barack Obama Tuesday became America's first African-American president in a line of 44 US chief executives, inauguration watchers offered firsts and facts about ceremonies over the last two centuries.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 11:10:03 PM

US a nation of Christian, Muslims, Jews, Hindus: Obama
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Paying tribute to the 'patchwork heritage' of the US, President Barack Obama in his inauguration speech called it 'a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers'.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:58:29 PM

Two stumbles… and he's President
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th President of the US Tuesday - but not before two stumbles on the way.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:57:27 PM

History at noon: Obama is US president
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Barack Obama made his tryst with destiny as the first black president of the United States at noon Tuesday, an epochal event that was unthinkable in his own country even two years ago and which was watched with fascination and admiration around the world.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:54:03 PM

Obama gives call for 'remaking America'
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) US President Barack Obama in his inaguration speech gave the American citizens the call for 'remaking America'.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:53:39 PM

In inaugural speech, Obama thanks Bush
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) US President Barack Obama in his inaugural speech thanked his predecessor Goerge W. Bush for 'generocity throughout this transition'.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:46:28 PM

Barack Obama steps into history to become US president
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Barack Obama stepped into history Tuesday as the first African American to be sworn in as president of the United States.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:43:27 PM

US president's inauguration speech not a legal requirement
Washington, Jan 20 (Xinhua) Since George Washington's first inauguration in 1789, every president has delivered an inauguration speech, although it is not a legal requirement.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:40:30 PM

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