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Photos: Party politics at the 2013 inaugural balls

Updated 11:57 AM ET, Tue January 22, 2013
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U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to dance with first lady Michelle Obama at the Commander-in-Chief Ball on Monday,January 21, 2013 in Washington. Obama was sworn in for his second term as president during a public Inauguration earlier in the day. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
The Obamas walk on stage for their first dance together. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/AFP/Getty Images
The president and his wife dance together on stage. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Singer Marc Anthony, center, closes out the performances at the Commander-in-Chief's Ball late Monday night. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
President Obama and the first lady dance with service members. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Jamie Foxx, right, sings Ray Charles' "I Can't Stop Loving You" during the first dance of Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden at the Commander-in-Chief's Ball. Foxx earned an Oscar playing the late Ray Charles in the 2004 film "Ray." Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Alicia Keys performs during the Commander-In-Chief's Ball. She sang a twist on her hit song "Girl on Fire," changing the lyrics to "Obama's on fire." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
The Obamas sing together as they dance. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden take the stage Monday night at the Commander-in-Chief's Ball. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
The indie-pop band Fun. performs at the Public Inaugural Ball in Washington on Monday. Mario Tama/Getty Images
Vice President Joe Biden and wife Jill dance with service members. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Service members and their loved ones dance during the Commander-in-Chief's Ball. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
The Obamas applaud singer Jennifer Hudson after their first dance. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
Brad Paisley waves to the crowd during his performance at the Commander-In-Chief's Ball. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Michelle Obama dances cheek to cheek with President Obama. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
The crowd watches the first couple dance as Jennifer Hudson sings the classic song "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Couples dance at the Commander-in-Chief's Ball as they wait for the arrival of President Obama. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
President Obama dances with the first lady at the Commander-in-Chief's Ball. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
President Obama and the first lady greet the crowd at the Inaugural Ball. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
President Obama delivers remarks at the Commander-in-Chief's Ball, honoring U.S. service members and their families. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
President Obama applauds while speaking with American soldiers in Kandahar, Afghanistan, during Monday's first inaugural ball. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Country singer Brad Paisley performs for members of the military at the Commander-in-Chief's Ball. RICK WILKING/Reuters/Landov
Michelle Obama is introduced at the Commander-in-Chief's Ball on Monday. She wore a floor-length, custom, ruby-colored chiffon and velvet gown designed by Jason Wu, the same designer behind her 2009 inaugural dress. RICK WILKING/Reuters/Landov
Mexican rock group Mana performs at the Public Inaugural Ball in Washington on Monday. Mario Tama/Getty Images