Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson perform at President Obama's swearing in

Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): After being sworn into office during a private ceremony on Sunday, President Obama publicly began his second term during Monday's presidential Inauguration on the Capitol Steps.

With the crowd - which was estimated at roughly 800,000 people - chanting "O-ba-ma! O-ba-ma!" the President addressed the people, People magazine reported.

"My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it - so long as we seize it together," he said.

Beyonce closed out the 57th inaugural ceremony with an a powerful rendition of the 'Star-Spangled Banner' - while wearing a pair of 80-carat emerald earrings and a 50-carat emerald ring by Lorraine Schwartz.

And Kelly Clarkson performed a stirring 'My Country, 'Tis of Thee' accompanied by the United States Marine Band.

James Taylor - who has performed for the President in the past - performed an acoustic version of 'America the Beautiful.'

With Michelle Obama holding the Bible, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts delivered Obama his oath of office, as the 44th President swore to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. (ANI)


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