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Schedule of events for Obama's inauguration

world Updated: Jan 21, 2009 00:56 IST

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Here is the schedule of events for Barack Obama's inauguration as 44th president of the US Tuesday:

8 am (6.30 pm IST): Gates to the inaugural ceremony on the West Front of the US Capitol open.

10 am (8.30 pm IST): The inaugural festivities start. Two-hour programme includes musical selections and invocation by Rev. Rick Warren.

11.45 am (10.15 pm IST): Joe Biden is sworn in as vice president.

12 noon (10.30 pm IST): Barack Obama takes the oath of office as president using Abraham Lincoln's inaugural Bible.

12.05 pm (10.35 pm IST): President Obama gives the inaugural address.

12.30 pm (11 pm IST): After his inaugural address, Obama escorts outgoing President George W. Bush to a departure ceremony.

Attends a luncheon in the Capitol's Statuary Hall.

2.30 pm (1 am IST): The 56th Inaugural Parade makes its way down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House.

Later that day, the Presidential Inaugural Committee will host 10 official inaugural balls.