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Obama sworn in to 2nd term at private ceremony

(FOXNEWS) — President Obama was sworn in Sunday to a second term, during a subdued and private White House ceremony that precedes the pomp of Monday’s public inauguration.

The president was surrounded by his immediate family and was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts on a bible belonging to the family of his wife, first lady Michelle Obama.

The first lady stood to the president’s left and held the Robinson family bible as daughters Sasha and Malia stood beside her, inside the White House’s Blue Room.

The oath took about two minutes and was administered shortly before noon.