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Parade and Ceremonial Swearing-in Held January 21, 2013

Inauguration Around the Web: Cake, Blood and Typos

Monday, Jan 21, 2013  |  Updated 10:56 AM EDT
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Inauguration Around the Web: Cake, Blood and Typos

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President Barack Obama will be ceremonially sworn in for his second term today, in front of a crowd of an estimated 700,000.

President Barack Obama's second inauguration takes place today, and there's a lot going on. Some highlights from around the web: 

  • Though enthusiasm is more subdued that at Obama's first inaugurationl, there is one guy who wanted so badly to witness history that he's been selling his blood to pay for his trip to D.C., CNN reports
  • The first piece of cake eaten by Obama during his second term will no doubt have been baked by former "Ace of Cakes" star Duff Goldman, and served at the Commander in Chief's Ball. Dessert will be about four feet high, weigh 50 pounds and "glitter is going to be all over the place," Fox News says.
  • And this is your last chance to learn how to spell inaugration inaguration "inauguration," a word that has vexed hundreds of Twitterers and reporters over the past month, ABC says.

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