George W. Bush sworn in for his second term as United States president

George W. Bush was sworn in Thursday for his second term as the president of the United States at the nation?s Capitol.

Despite the massive security and cold weather, several hundred thousand people attended the inaugural event. Chief Justice William Rehnquist swore in the nation?s 43rd president. Vice President Dick Cheney was also sworn in for a second term by House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

During his inaugural address, President Bush spoke about liberty and the power of freedom. Bush said it is America?s mission to promote the power of freedom in the U.S. and around the world. The president also spoke about the troops in Iraq and the war on terror. President Bush pledged to seek "freedom in all the world" as the surest path to peace in an era of terrorism across the globe.

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