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Scalia's hat, Cantor's grimace, the crowds, the scenes SLIDE SHOW

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    A crowd of around 700,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C. to observe Obama's second inaugural ceremony. In 2009, 1.8 million people gathered to watch Obama take the oath of office for the first time. (Credit: AP)

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    President Barack Obama greets people on the West Front of the Capitol (Credit: AP)

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    A crowd fills up the National Mall before at the ceremonial swearing-in (Credit: AP)

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    A sweet moment between Michelle and Malia in well-coordinated hues (Credit:AP)

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    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wore an unusual hat, which left Twitter users wondering if he was going for a "renaissance era painter" look (Credit: NBC screenshot)

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    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was caught grimacing during Richard Blanco's poem "One Today" (Credit: NBC screenshot)

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    During the inauguration day luncheon at the White House, Michelle Obama reportedly and visibly rolled her eyes at comments made by Speaker John Boehner to her left (Credit: Aol video)

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    The kiss to launch a second term, Supreme Court justices approve (Credit: AP)

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    Obama waves after delivering his Inaugural address (Credit: AP)

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    "Is that New York Rep. Peter King, off to the right, snapping a picture of Beyonce and Jay-Z as they walk in? You be the judge," wrote our perceptive inaugural liveblogger Jill Rayfield (Credit: @SladHV)

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    Members of the Lee University Festival Choir and PS 22 Chorus, who performed at the ceremony (Credit:AP)

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    This is what the inauguration looked like from space (Credit: NASA)

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    Security lined Pennsylvania Avenue prior to the start of the Presidential Inaugural Parade (Credit: AP)

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    Happy but chilly Obama supporters (Credit: AP)

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    The Obamas walk the parade route (Credit: AP)

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    Crowds in the National Mall (Credit: AP)

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    And a gentleman selling Obama-themed condoms on the Mall (Credit: Alex Seitz-Wald)

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Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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