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Obama Inauguration Kicks Off With Day Of Service

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks while visiting a home to discuss his plan to extend tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans December 6, 2012 in Falls Church, Virginia. Obama went to the home of Tiffany and Richard Santana in suburban Virginia to push for the administrations plan to come to an agreement before the 'fiscal cliff' at the beginning of the year. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images) | Getty Images

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will kick off his inaugural festivities with a national day of service on Jan. 19.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee is also announcing that the four living past presidents will serve as honorary co-chairs: Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

A slew of other Obama campaign officials and supporters of the president are also joining the inaugural committee, including actress Eva Longoria. She has been named a committee co-chair.

Obama will take the oath of office in a private ceremony on Jan. 20, a Sunday. The public swearing-in, along with a parade and several inaugural balls, will take place the next day.

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