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Hundreds of thousands of people will be attending today’s 57th U.S. Presidential Inauguration, taking place today in Washington, D.C. RSVLTS.com readers on the ground are reporting that D.C. feels like Mardi Gras as people spill out of bars into the wee hours of the morning and the dozens of related parties, balls, and concerts taking place around the area. Today we will be updating an online photo journal with images from the inauguration  the parade and everything in-between, so keep checking back for more.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Jay-Z and Beyonce stole the show at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration this morning, making a stunning entrance on the platform that sent the crowd on the National Mall into a frenzy. [Photo: BusinessInsider]

Placemarks are set for the Obama and Biden families on stage. (REUTERS)

Placemarks are set for the Obama and Biden families before the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington.   REUTERS/Win McNamee

Revelers don 2013 glasses. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/Getty Images)

Crowds gather on the mall hours before the inauguration ceremony is scheduled to begin. (Oliver Douliery/MCT)

People arrive at the National Mall for the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2013. (Reuters/Eric Thayer)

People arrive at the National Mall for the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2013. (Reuters/Eric Thayer)

The sun rises over Capitol Hill looking down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, early on Monday, January 21, 2013, as Washington prepares for the 57th Presidential Inaugural and the ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama’s second term. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

 

Press pool cameramen sit in the doorway to the Red Room before President Barack Obama is sworn into his second term in the Blue Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on January 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Press pool cameramen sit in the doorway to the Red Room before President Barack Obama is sworn into his second term in the Blue Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on January 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President Barack Obama is officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room of the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Sunday, January 20, 2013. Next to Obama are first lady Michelle Obama, holding the Robinson Family Bible, and daughters Malia and Sasha. Obama will be sworn in again on Monday, during the public ceremony. (AP Photo/Larry Downing)

President Barack Obama is officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room of the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Sunday, January 20, 2013. Next to Obama are first lady Michelle Obama, holding the Robinson Family Bible, and daughters Malia and Sasha. Obama will be sworn in again on Monday, during the public ceremony. (AP Photo/Larry Downing)

Vice President Joe Biden, left, places his hand on the Biden Family Bible held by his wife Jill Biden, center, as he takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, right, during and official ceremony at the Naval Observatory, on January 20, 2013. Biden will be sworn in again on Monday, during the public ceremony.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia arrive at St. John’s Church hours before Obama participates in a ceremonial swearing in for a second term in office. (Nicholas KAMMNICHOLAS/Getty Images)

John Osler of Detroit, carries his artwork for sale, as he walks on the National Mall on January 20, 2013, with the U.S. Capitol prepared for ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama, the 57th Presidential Inaugural. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

A vendor holds items for sale on the National Mall with the U.S. Capitol prepared for the ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama, on January 20, 2013.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Workers from M.C. Dean Company remove the street lights along Pennsylvania Ave as they prepare for the Inauguration Parade, on January 20, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Workers from M.C. Dean Company remove the street lights along Pennsylvania Ave as they prepare for the Inauguration Parade, on January 20, 2013 in Washington, D.C.(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A painter touches up the presidential viewing stand in front of the White House in Washington, on December 20, 2012 as preparations continue for the Inauguration. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

A painter touches up the presidential viewing stand in front of the White House in Washington, on December 20, 2012 as preparations continue for the Inauguration.(AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Hundreds of chairs stand on the west front of the U.S. Capitol before the inauguration, on January 20, 2013. (Reuters/Jason Reed)

Hundreds of chairs stand on the west front of the U.S. Capitol before the inauguration, on January 20, 2013. (Reuters/Jason Reed)

Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area, as seen by astronauts on board the International Space Station on on January 20, 2013, one day before the public Inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama. This detailed view shows the Potomac River and its bridges at left, with National Mall at the center, stretching eastward from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument toward the Capitol building, where the inaugural ceremony will be held. (Reuters/NASA)

Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area, as seen by astronauts on board the International Space Station on on January 20, 2013, one day before the public Inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama. This detailed view shows the Potomac River and its bridges at left, with National Mall at the center, stretching eastward from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument toward the Capitol building, where the inaugural ceremony will be held. (Reuters/NASA)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Singer Katy Perry performs during the Kids' Inaugural concert at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on January 19, 2013. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Singer Katy Perry performs during the Kids’ Inaugural concert at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on January 19, 2013. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Steve LaDrew, with Capitol Exhibit Services, adjusts the Mastcam on a replica of the Mars Curiosity Rover at Joint Base Anacostia Bolling (JBAB) in Washington, on January 19, 2013. The NASA float will participate in the Inaugural Parade honoring President Barack Obama. (Reuters/NASA/Paul E. Alers/Handout)

Earlier

A model of the White House sits on a giant map during a media tour highlighting inaugural preparations being made by the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region for military and civilian planners, on December 12, 2012, at the DC Armory in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Staff Sgt. Serpico Elliott, a stand in for U.S. President Barack Obama, waits to be introduced on stage during a rehearsal for the presidential inauguration at the U.S. Capitol January 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will be ceremonially sworn in for a second four-year term during the 57th Inauguration on January 21. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Workers set up the main stage at the U.S. Capitol as preparations continue for the second inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on January 18, 2013. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Stewards stand amid rows of empty seats during a dress rehearsal for the inaugural ceremonies at the Capitol in Washington, on January 13, 2013.(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

During a dress rehearsal at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Army Military District of Washington Major General Michael Linnington (center), Commander of the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region, is flanked by actors portraying U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden as they arrive to review troops, on January 13, 2013. (Reuters/Mike Theiler)

During a dress rehearsal at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Army Military District of Washington Major General Michael Linnington (center), Commander of the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region, is flanked by actors portraying U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden as they arrive to review troops, on January 13, 2013. (Reuters/Mike Theiler)

A worker adjusts flags on the U.S. Capitol as preparations continue for the second inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on January 18, 2013. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Military personnel march in early morning fog during a dress rehearsal at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on January 13, 2013. (Reuters/Mike Theiler)

Military personnel march in early morning fog during a dress rehearsal at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on January 13, 2013. (Reuters/Mike Theiler)

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