On the Scene at the Inaugural Parade

Our photographer snapped exclusive photos of the first family, plus African-American marching bands.

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    Christopher Thomas/Imagine Photography

    President Barack Obama kisses Michelle Obama’s head as they watch the inaugural parade on Monday, Jan. 21, along with their extended family.

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    Christopher Thomas/Imagine Photography

    Our photographer caught Malia’s now famous photobomb from a different vantage point.

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    Christopher Thomas/Imagine Photography

    The first lady’s helpful post-kiss lipstick cleanup.

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    Christopher Thomas/Imagine Photography

    The elder Obamas like what they see.

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    Christopher Thomas/Imagine Photography

    The first family checks out the marchers.

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    Christopher Thomas/Imagine Photography

    The South Shore Drill Team from Chicago performs for the president.

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    Christopher Thomas/Imagine Photography

    The team’s leaders tout the organization as a creative outlet for inner-city teens.

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    Christopher Thomas/Imagine Photography

    The Isiserettes Drill and Drum Corp. of Des Moines, Iowa, is a team made up of African-American boys and girls ranging in age from 7 to 18.

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    Christopher Thomas/Imagine Photography

    Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill.

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    Christopher Thomas/Imagine Photography

    Eager parade-goers take snapshots.

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    Christopher Thomas/The Root

    The crowd gets excited as the Obamas exit their car and walk along the parade route.

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    Christopher Thomas/Imagine Photography

    Michelle Obama claps her hands as her husband waves.

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    Christopher Thomas/Imagine Photography

    The crowds at President Obama’s second inauguration were slightly smaller than at his first, but the enthusiasm was definitely still there.

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