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Biden sworn in to second term

President Barack Obama speaks about the debt limit in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

January 20, 2013 7:24:04 AM PST
Vice President Joe Biden has been sworn in to a second term.

The 70-year-old Biden took the oath of office from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotamayor during a private ceremony Sunday at the U.S. Naval Observatory, the vice president's residence.

Biden and President Barack Obama will take the oath of office again on Monday during a public ceremony at the Capitol.

Here is the oath of office taken by Joe Biden on Sunday as he begins his second term as vice president:

I, Joseph R. Biden Jr., do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.


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