The public Inauguration doesn’t kick off until several hours from now but, officially, Barack Obama has started his second term as President of the United States.
Above is a video of him being sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.
The ceremony was held in the Blue Room of the White House on Sunday, in Washington, DC, and kept Americans all across the country glued to their TV sets.
After saying the words, Obama embraced the First Lady, Michelle Obama, looking as fabulous as ever, and their two children, daughters Malia and Sasha.
“I did it!” Obama was heard telling his daughters as he hugged them, as everybody else was applauding the historical moment.
Today, the President will be sworn in for the second time in a public ceremony that will see thousands descend on Washington to be part of such a special occasion.