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Vice President Biden sworn-in for second Obama term while Bill Daley, David Axelrod watch

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WASHINGTON--Vice President Joe Biden was sworn-in on Sunday morning for the second term of the Obama administration, taking the oath at his Naval Observatory residence surrounded by his family and guests, including David Axelrod and Bill Daley. Biden took the oath with his hand on a family bible he has used for these occasions through-out his career as an elected official.

Biden was sworn-in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the small ceremony.

WHY TODAY

President Barack Obama is sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. at 11:55 a.m. ET (10:55 a.m. Chicago time) Sunday at a small White House ceremony. The Sunday swearing-in will be televised live on most networks and news outlets.

The 20th Amendment to the Constitution starts presidential terms on Jan. 20. By tradition, public inaugurations are not held when Jan. 20 falls on a Sunday. The massive public ceremony on the West Steps of the Capitol takes place Monday.

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