The first dance. Photo by Patrick Record.
Barack and Michelle. Photo by Patrick Record.

ICYMI: Beyonce. 

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President Obama delivers his second inaugural address. (Text here)

ICYMI: President Obama taking his oath of office for a second time. 

Artist Christian Tribastone and several other artists came together on the National Mall Saturday morning for a ‘Sketch Crawl.” The artists made their way through the National Mall stopping a various locations for 45 minutes at a time to stop and sketch.

"It’s an interpretation, not a transliteration. We are not taking one word and replacing it with one sign. If someone asks for an egg, there is a specific sign for that. But if you talk about abstract concepts, like freedom, it can be expressed in many ways. The sign for that would be affected by the context."

Jeff Williamson, who is one of several interpreters who will be stationed around the Mall to translate the ceremony’s speeches and musical acts into American Sign Language.

The National Mall was busy this afternoon in preparation for Inauguration Monday. Top photos from our student reporting team include barricades, telescopes and condoms — oh my

I loved you in “Lincoln” — @SASvoboda, at the grand opening of the official inaugural store…

I loved you in “Lincoln” — @SASvoboda, at the grand opening of the official inaugural store…