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The second Inauguration of President Barack Obama is now less than one week away on Monday, January 21, and more details and news about the event is beginning to surface.

For starters, who’s going? According to NewsOne, the guest list so far includes such names as Beyonce and Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Usher and Stevie Wonder.

Additionally, Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco will serve as the 2013 inaugural poet, while Myrlie-Evers Williams — widow of Civil Rights legend Medgar Evers – will administer the official invocation.

According to, about 800,000 people are expected to attend the inauguration.

For the inauguration, Obama will reportedly use a the bible of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., according to EURWeb.

Worried because you don’t have your tickets yet? That’s OK – you can purchase them on eBay or Craigslist for up to $2,000 a piece, according to an article on NewsOne.

Don’t worry if you can’t get tickets – you can watch it on TV! According to, ABC News and Yahoo! News have come together to jointly produce live-stream coverage of the inauguration across, Yahoo! News,, and ABC News’ apps and YouTube channel.


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