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UPDATE 9-Confident Obama lays out battle plan as he launches second term

Obama's ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol was filled with traditional pomp and pageantry, but it was a scaled-back inauguration compared to the historic start of his presidency in 2009 when he swept into office on a mantle of hope and change as America's first black president

FACTBOX-Some facts about U.S. presidential inaugurations

Jan 21 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will celebrate his public inauguration ceremony on Monday as he starts his second term in office. Here are some facts about U.S. presidential inaugurations. ** Obama is taking the oath of office twice.

RPT-With array of challenges, Obama kicks off second term at public inauguration

* Scaled-back inauguration celebration matches tenor of times * Budget troubles, gun control and immigration issues await * Second oath of office for Obama in 24 hours By John Whitesides WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Four years after making history by becoming the first African-American president, Barack Obama will kick off his second term on Monday with a scaled-back inauguration that reflects the tempered expectations for his next four years in office.

UPDATE 6-Obama starts second term in low-key White House ceremony

* Short private ceremony at White House * "You didn't mess up," daughter tells him * Obama will do it again in public event Monday * Less excitement for second inauguration than 2009 event * Country's mood tempered by economic and political woes By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason

In two-day inauguration, Obama to be sworn in at White House

* Official oath in private on Sunday * Public swearing-in to be held Monday * Less excitement than landmark 2009 event * Mood tempered by economic and political woes * Can politicians "bury the hatchet" for a day? By Matt Spetalnick

FACTBOX-Some facts about U.S. presidential inaugurations

Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will be sworn in this weekend for his second four-year term. Here are some facts about presidential inaugurations. ** Obama will take the oath of office twice. The first, official, swearing-in will take place in a short ceremony at the White House on the constitutionally mandated date of Jan. 20. Because that date falls on a Sunday this year and courts and public offices will be closed, the public ceremony at the U.S. Capitol will be held on Monday.

Inauguration 2013: After fumbled oath, Roberts and Obama leave little to chance

Four years ago, John Roberts blew it. In his debut at swearing in the next president, the Supreme Court chief justice stumbled over the oath at Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony. That led Obama to mix his words up too and the historic swearing-in of the first African-American president briefly became an awkward muddle.
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