| January 21, 2013

A few of the biggest names in music and film gathered in Washington this morning, but they weren't attending an awards show or the latest movie premiere. Rather, the stars were out to witness the inauguration of President Barack Obama as he was ceremonially sworn in for his second term in office.

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Some of them were there to speak, some were there to perform, and others were there simply to celebrate alongside the 44th president and his supporters. Have a look below at the famous faces who made an appearance at the event:

Eva Longoria

Longtime Obama supporter Eva Longoria takes her seat ahead of the ceremony.

Katy Perry and John Mayer

Rumored couple John Mayer and Katy Perry arrive for the ceremonial swearing-in on Capitol Hill.  Perry performed Sunday at the Kids' Inaugural Concert.

Kelly Clarkson

The first "American Idol" winner shakes President Barack Obama's hand during the ceremonial swearing-in. The newly-engaged Clarkson sang "My Country 'Tis of Thee" at the event.

Jay-Z and Beyonce

Jay-Z and Beyonce are spotted in the crowd on Capitol Hill. Beyonce was tapped to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner" at the ceremony.

James Taylor

Performer James Taylor arrives on Capitol Hill. Taylor was chosen to sing "America the Beautiful" at the ceremonial swearing-in.