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Beyonce, other celebs rub shoulders w/ politicos at inauguration

Beyonce sings the national anthem at the conclusion of President Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.
January 21, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Beyonce's impressive rendition of the national anthem drew loud cheers from the audience Monday at President Barack Obama's inauguration.

Watch Beyonce sing the national anthem

The pop star and her music mogul husband, Jay-Z were just a few big celebrity names to rub elbows with politicos during Monday's ceremony.

James Taylor kicked off the musical performances with "America the Beautiful." Kelly Clarkson followed with "My Country 'Tis of Thee." Then came Beyonce's soulful take on the national anthem.

Watch Kelly Clarkson sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee"

Along with the star studded musical performances, Hollywood was well represented in the audience as well. Katy Perry and John Mayer sat side-by-side, with Perry in an orange-striped coat and wide hat.

Watch James Taylor sing "America the Beautiful"

Actress Eva Longoria was seated on the platform outside the Capitol after making an appearance at a Kennedy Center performance Sunday night.

Former Boston Celtics great Bill Russell was in the crowd, too, along with actor Marlon Wayans.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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