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  Shvat 9, 5773 , 20/01/13

Obama to be Sworn in as President Sunday

Barack Obama will be sworn in as President of the United States on Sunday, launching two days of inaugural rituals darkened by domestic discord and crises abroad, AFP reported.

Obama will swear to faithfully execute the office of president at a low-key ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House, to comply with the US Constitution, which dictates his first term ends at noon on January 20.

In a tradition honored when that date falls on a Sunday, Obama will repeat the oath in a time-honored public ceremony on Monday, and deliver his inaugural address to Americans, and the watching world, outside the US Capitol.

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