14 of the best photos from President Obama's inauguration

US President Barack Obama was inaugurated for his second term in office yesterday.

Here's our pick of the shots from the ceremony, and from the inaugural ball afterwards.

By the dawn's early light: The sun rises behind the Capitol Dome on the morning of the ceremony. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Jay-Z and Beyonce arriving. Mrs Z later took to the stage to sing the national anthem. (AP Photo/Win McNamee)

Obama greets well-wishers as he arrives at the ceremonial swearing-in. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Vice President Joe Biden, left and President Barack Obama wait for their ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

A proclamation to commemorate the inauguration, entitled a National Day of Hope and Resolve, signed by President Barack Obama, sits on a desk on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Jonathan Ernst)

Obama and Michelle with daughters Sasha and Malia. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama receives the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Malia photobombs as Sasha tries to snap a photo of a presidential kiss. (Picture via Twitter)

Kelly Clarkson out front, Bill Clinton in the back. There's life in the old dog yet, it seems. (Picture via Twitter)

There's always time for a peck for the missus. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Pearl River Community College Marching Band, in Mississippi, move down Pennsylvania Avenue en route to the White House. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall )

May I have this dance? That's Jennifer Hudson in the background singing Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

The First Lady in Red - Mrs Obama wore a custom-made Jason Wu ruby-coloured dress. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama share a dance during the Commander-In-Chief Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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