Presidential inauguration

In 2d inaugural address, Obama calls for unity and equality

President Obama Monday called on the nation to pull together and solve longstanding issues of inequality that include economic disparity, gay rights, and climate change.

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President Obama and wife Michelle waved during the inaugural parade.


Supporters with "Obama" hats took a photo of themselves along the parade route.

President Obama waved to the crowd at the inauguration.

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Supporters waved flags and cheered during the ceremony.


Beyonce sang the national anthem.


One young supporter used binoculars to get a better view of the stage.


The Lee University Festival Choir sang at the ceremony.


Senator Elizabeth Warren attended the ceremony.


President Obama urged Americans to work together to solve the nation's problems.


Hundreds of thousands of people packed the National Mall for the event.


President Obama took a ceremonial oath.

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Sasha, Malia, and Michelle Obama attended the ceremony.


President Obama signed a proclamation to honor the inauguration

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Vice President Joe Biden arrived for the inauguration


A supporter wore "2013" glasses.

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Hillary and Bill Clinton greeted others at the ceremony.


Supporters gathered in crowds for the ceremony.


The Capitol building was decorated with flags for the ceremony.

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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Sonia Sotomayor administered oaths to Obama and Biden.


Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts took a photo.

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The crowd arrived hours early for the ceremony.


// Obama sets tone for a broader agenda

President Obama’s second inaugural ceremony made it plain he wants to use the next four years to advance progressive causes downplayed during his first term.

// Transcript of Obama’s inauguration speech

Read President Obama’s remarks at the ceremonial swearing-in for his second inauguration, as distributed by the White House.

Essdras Suarez

Hundreds urged to honor King’s legacy

Preachers and public officials made calls to action at a Martin Luther King Day breakfast at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Bill Belichick met with reporters on Monday morning.

Bill Belichick laments Patriots’ ‘crash landing’

A day after the Patriots’ loss to the Ravens, Belichick said “we definitely missed some opportunities.”

The Ravens celebrated after stopping Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on a critical fourth-down play late in Sunday’s contest.

Dan Shaughnessy

Ravens bring an abrupt end to Patriots’ season

Pitted against a mean team of men who were not afraid, the Patriots were beaten and beaten soundly in the AFC title game.

Storm to bring snow, complicate morning commute

The storm “is set to explode,” and is predicted to bring as much as 8 inches of snow to some areas.

Bruins 2, Jets 1

// Bruins beat Jets in shootout

Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron scored in the shootout to give the Bruins a 2-1 win over Winnipeg at TD Garden.


A look inside ‘Francona: The Red Sox Years’

The new book, cowritten with Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy, will give readers a newfound appreciation for the personalities Terry Francona had to manage.


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