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10 best memes from the 2013 Obama inauguration

Sasha and Malia, Bill Clinton, BEYONCÉ. The moments from the inauguration that went global.

YESTERDAY SAW BARACK Obama inaugurated for a second term as President of the USA.

We laughed, we cried, we hurled. More importantly perhaps, we tweeted. Here are the moments that got everyone talking:

1. Bill Clinton photobombing Kelly Clarkson

We showed you this earlier. But we like it so much, we’re showing it to you again.

Twitter/@BrooklySpoke

2. Sasha Obama yawning

It was kinda boring in parts, wasn’t it?

For animated GIF, see here.

Twitter/@ditzkoff

3. Katy Perry’s Tiny Aretha Hat

Remember that hat Aretha Franklin wore at the 2009 inauguration?

(Ron Edmonds/AP/Press Association Images)

Yes, that hat.

Well, Katy Perry brought her own this year. In a tiny version:

4. Malia photobombing the President of the USA

AKA, her dad smooching her mum while her little sister tried to take a photo:

Also, check out Barack’s smooch face. Here’s the wide-angle view:

(Gerald Herbert/AP/Press Association Images)

5. BEYONCÉ!

Everyone loved Beyoncé. Beyoncé loved everyone.


YouTube/MrCRAT89

See especially: the bit where she took her earpiece out and just WENT IT ALONE:



YouTube/MrCRAT89

6. This guy behind Beyoncé

That right there is New York Senator Charles “Chuck” Schumer.

7. Obama ageing… fast

Not strictly inauguration-related, but this video from presidial.org tracks the effect of a single presidential term on one man’s wrinkles and hairline:


Vimeo/Jeremy Tubbs

8. Joe Biden’s face looking at Beyoncé

Many wondered: “What was Joe Biden thinking at that moment?”



YouTube/whitehouse

We think Buzzfeed’s Ryan Broderick has probably nailed it:

For excellent animated GIF, see here.

9. Michelle Obama burning John Boehner

That there on the right is the Republican Congressional leader, John Boehner, who’s been going toe-to-toe with Obama and other Democrats over the so-called “fiscal cliff”.

He got the eye-rolling of a lifetime:



YouTube/thesbge

10. Obama’s pensive last look at the crowd

As he walked back into the Capitol, Obama turned back for a last gawk. He could be seen saying:

I want to take a look one more time. I’m not going to see this again.


YouTube/Sarcasmo48

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