Last Updated: Mon, Jan 21, 2013 16:45 hrs


It's almost time for the presidential inauguration. Bands are playing, and everyone's almost ready for the way that Americans renew the executive-branch portion of their democracy — and renew the promises of their country — as they have for more than 200 years.


Inauguration Watch follows the events of President Barack Obama's second inaugural. Look for short items and photos throughout the day.

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