The second inauguration of President Barack Obama on Monday, January 21, 2013 drew attendants from every state, ethnicity, age, and background. Crowds endured freezing temperatures and were on their feet for hours as they waited in anticipation for the events of the inauguration.
Ian Johnson (10) watches the sun rise on the day of the inauguration.
Young children also attended the inauguration to witness history and support the traditions of their country.
Manual J&C students walked to the national mall to cover inaugural events.
LGBTQ supporters cheered as President Obama made a mention of their rights in his inaugural address.
Spectators flew a flag in support of LGBTQ efforts.
Audience members stood on the national mall for hours awaiting the beginning of ceremonies.
Spectators took a quick nap while awaiting the start of the inauguration.
The five flags from throughout United States history were displayed on the capitol behind senators and other important government officials.
Even elderly Obama supporters came to support the president fort his inauguration.
Crowd members used many means to record this historical event; however, their view of the president was blocked by a camera stand.
Crowd members used iPhones to record the events of the inauguration, although overuse of cellular signals prevented them from sending videos.
Crowd members grew somewhat fatigued as they stood for many hours in anticipation.
Small American flags were distributed to every crowd member in both ticketed and non-ticketed areas.
Crowd members eagerly watched the jumbotron as Kelly Clarkson performed The National Anthem.
Law enforcement officials from the National Guard to Washington Police to the Secret Service were brought in to monitor crowds.