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Barack Obama, the president who swore his second oath of office on the bibles of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr, used his inaugural address to chart an arc of history from the liberation movements of Lincoln’s time through the civil rights movements a century later, to the day on which hundreds of thousands of Americans cheered for the promise of an emboldened presidency.
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