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"It is now our generation’s task to carry on what those pioneers began. For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country. Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia, to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm."

— the most important paragraph of Barack Obama’s second inaugural address, according to Chris Cillizza.

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The Obamas dance to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” sung by Jennifer Hudson (upstage, right), last night at the Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center. Photo gallery.

The Obamas dance to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” sung by Jennifer Hudson (upstage, right), last night at the Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center. Photo gallery.

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"I want to take a look one more time. I’m not going to see this again."

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After today's oath of office

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Scientists at Yale and Harvard have named a prehistoric lizard after President Obama.
Obamadon gracillis.
It’s the little teal-colored guy in the foreground of this illustration (via Reuters).

Scientists at Yale and Harvard have named a prehistoric lizard after President Obama.

Obamadon gracillis.

It’s the little teal-colored guy in the foreground of this illustration (via Reuters).

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The president swims at Pyramid Rock Beach in Kaneohe Bay on Jan. 1. More White-House photos here. 
Official White House photo by Pete Souza

The president swims at Pyramid Rock Beach in Kaneohe Bay on Jan. 1. More White-House photos here

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

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Obama, on smartphone.
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Photo by Marvin Joseph (The Washington Post)

Obama, on smartphone.

View this year’s best work by Washington Post photographers and videographers.

Photo by Marvin Joseph (The Washington Post)

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"I’ll use whatever power this office holds … in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this."

Barack Obama, in Newtown, Conn., right now.

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President Obama’s hands typing answers to #My2K Twitter questions @WhiteHouse.
Photo via Pete Souza

President Obama’s hands typing answers to #My2K Twitter questions @WhiteHouse.

Photo via Pete Souza