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Touring Africa with the Obamas

Want to see more photos of the Obamas’ trip to Africa? Follow @whitehouse and @michelleobama, as well as reporters @arishapiro and @evanvucci.

This week, the White House and First Lady Michelle launched their Instagram accounts—@whitehouse and @michelleobama—just in time to document their tour of Africa, which kicked off with a visit to the west African country of Senegal. Both the White House and the First Lady have been documenting their trip on Instagram, sharing photos and videos with the #ObamaInAfrica and #FLOTUSinAfrica hashtags.

Reporters have also been documenting the trip, among them:

Follow along as the President continues his tour in South Africa and Tanzania.


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The 57th Presidential Inauguration

To explore photos taken from the event, search the #inauguration2013, #inaug2013, and #CNN hashtags. And if you’re there, make sure to tag your own photos! You can also browse inauguration photos shared from the National Mall, and West Lawn of the Capitol, and the White House.

Today, an estimated 800,000 people will crowd onto the National Mall to witness the swearing-in of President Barack Obama. The inauguration is the 57th in the United States’ history and follows the November 6 reelection of Barack Obama, America’s 44th President.

The list of the day’s events includes performances by James Taylor, Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce, who is singing the National Anthem.

To view photos from the inauguration as it happens, be sure to follow @NBCNews, @NPR, and @CNNiReport. You can also check out for an interactive visualization of Instagram photos tagged with #CNN and shared by people in the crowd.

To learn more, visit the US Senate’s Presidential Inauguration website.