Relive the glamorous, glorious, Beyoncé-ous pageantry of the week’s big event.
So, it wasn't just all stuffy old people wearing fashion-backwards formal attire. Here are some of the rules that were broken by the most adventurous attendees.
"Act in our time."
WORST. DAY. EVER.
Obama pro sňatky homosexuálů! The foreign headlines focus on war, immigration, and gay rights.
The smartphone presidency.
And there was no consoling him.
This is supposed to be a respectful and solemn day for the country, so can we please try and take this seriously for just two seconds?!
"Anybody who looked important I took a picture of at the inauguration..."
The forgotten parts of D.C.'s international community partied just a couple blocks away from the main Inaugural Ball. The tiniest countries unite.
Ball gowns and cheesy photo ops.
They're basically America's awesome kid sisters, and the inauguration was their day to shine.
Our 44th president got sworn in again. It was a big day.
The President and First Lady dance to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” performed by Jennifer Hudson at the ball for the nation's servicemembers.
Drink lines go dozens deep.
A member of the Merchant Marine Academy Band added something a little extra to her uniform.
She does not have a perfect history with cardigans.
This seems to have been a thing.
Behold, 1%. End of discussion.
DC is not, in fact, an abyss of style, outside of Michelle Obama.
Also, John Mayer. But let's focus on the hat!
"The White House continues to be very confrontational," complains Barrasso. Portman checks his watch.
Insert your favorite 'mind blown' GIF right here.
Gay rights, climate, and gun control! "A much more muscular form of liberalism," says Begala.
A few early risers took a little disco nap out on the National Mall.
"She's getting ready for the Super Bowl," the director explained.
I merely pose the question. Only you can decide!
"To a man who never, never, never operates out of fear, who only operates out of confidence — I’m toasting Chuck.”
Was the crowd at Obama's inauguration fab or drab?
Are we sure she isn't the 44th president?
"Democrats are baby-killers!"
Someone appears to have had *too* much fun last night.
Over 150 years ago, inauguration history was made when John Wood captured this image. James Buchanan was sworn into office during a tumultuous time for the Capitol Building.
"I want to look out one more time. I'm not going to see this again," the President said.
Members of the first black unit of airmen to fight in WWII, veterans of the Tuskegee Airmen showed why they're still badasses at the inauguration.
We asked members of the crowd at the Inauguration to give three words of advice for Obama for the next four years.
Look at that mug! What a guy!
And Republicans start looking for ways to embrace him. Liberals should be prepared to lose him.
Photobombing nirvana reached.
Sasha and Malia Obama have grown up since their father's first inauguration.
When Michelle came out, Malia did a little shoulder pop-and-lock dance move. Is it the dougie? Arms-free cabbage patch?
Again. "Today we continue a never-ending journey, to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time," Obama said.
Delivering the invocation, civil rights leader Myrlie Evers-Williams flubs Obama's position — he's the 44th president, and the 43rd man to hold the post. (Grover Cleveland counts twice because he was president, lost re-election, and then won another term.) She also referred to the white Capitol dome as "golden."
Think you know inauguration? Guess which President was the first to invite his mom.
Beyonce will be singing the National Anthem.
The First Lady's daytime outfit is revealed at the Inauguration church service. Plus bangs!
It's gonna be OK, guys.
Or maybe something else is going on...?
Soledad O'Brien: "Well, I need to talk to your daddy when I need a private plane sometimes."
At the StartUp RockOn event in Washington, the rapper's performance upsets the hosts. Video, tweets, and the statement from organizers.
The president weighs in on the most significant development of Inauguration weekend at a dinner for inaugural committee donors late Sunday.
President Obama will be inaugurated on the national holiday in honor of the slain civil rights leader and he plans to use a bible owned by Dr. King for his ceremonial oath of office. (via The White House)
Young Americans at the ball said artists like T-Pain and will.i.am didn't represent their generation. "When I think about our generation, I think about Taylor Swift," one teen said.
You get, like, one chance to take a picture with Biden...
Four more years.
Where have our proud traditions gone? Every president who was inaugurated up to LBJ wore a top hat.
If you're coming to DC for the inauguration, forget what you think you know about the nation's Capitol.
Michelle Obama wasn't the first first lady to rock an amazing inaugural gown. The Smithsonian Museum of American History has an amazing collection, showcasing the amazing gowns that our first ladies have sported for over 100 years.
People aren't quite as excited as they were in 2008. Luckily, Bey is singing the national anthem.
The guy who was playing Biden would have been a little more convincing if he didn't have a mustache.