With his wife first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia by his side, President Barack Obama was officially sworn in yesterday for a second term in a private ceremony at the White House.
The swearing-in marked the 57th inauguration of a president in American history. The ceremony was officiated by Chief Justice John Roberts.
Though the public events will take place today on the National Mall, the oath had to be taken on the constitutionally mandated date of January 20.
Read more at The New York Times.