Barack Obama stepped into history on Tuesday as the first African American to be sworn in as president of the United States. Obama stood on the flag-bedecked wooden special inaugural platform on the West Front of the Capitol overlooking the national monuments to take the oath of office as the 44th president of the world`s oldest democracy.
Image: Barack Obama, left, takes the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts to become the 44th president of the United States at the US Capitol in Washington on Tuesday. (Copyright AP, Unauthorised reproduction is prohibited)
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