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  • President Obama dances with first lady Michelle Obama during the Inaugural Ball at the Washignton Convention Center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Balls cap a busy and star-studded weekend

    After an Inauguration Day full of pomp, speeches and parades, the president and first lady joined thousands of supporters and special guests in black ties and an array of sparkling gowns for an elegant evening of dancing and star-studded entertainment at the Washington Convention Center.

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  • "Today we experienced the majesty of our democracy — a ritual only possible in the form of government that is of and by the people, a day made possible because there are patriots like each and every one of you that made our freedom possible," he said. "This little party is something we can never say enough — thank you."

    Balls cap a busy and star-studded weekend →

  • He also announced that several members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black pilots who fought in World War II, were in attendance.

    Balls cap a busy and star-studded weekend →

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