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President Barack Obama declared on Monday that a decade of war is ending and the nation's economy is recovering as he launched into a second term before a flag-waving crowd of hundreds of thousands on the National Mall.

Published: January 21, 2013

Barack Obama, waves to the crowd during his inauguration with his wife, Michelle, at left, and daughters Malia and Sasha and Vice President Biden, at right, watch on Monday, January 21, 2013, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

Chang Lee/The New York Times

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