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The BBC's Stephen Sackur, in Washington
"The new President has promised to bring Americans together"
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US President George W Bush's
inauguration speech
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Sunday, 21 January, 2001, 07:38 GMT
In pictures: Washington welcomes Bush
After the inauguration came the celebration in Washington DC. President George W Bush and his wife Laura attended all eight official inaugural balls on Saturday night, dancing a few steps at each one, although he admitted that he was no dancer.

George W Bush at the Ohio state ball
The new president addresses the revellers at the Ohio state ball

Katherine Harris
Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris was at the centre of vote-counting controversy - and the Florida state ball too

Maxwell Tutsley
The Texans have arrived! Maxwell Tutsley from Austin takes the Washington Metro en route to a ball

Jeb Bush
Brother Jeb Bush was the butt of a presidential joke: "If there's any worse dancer than me, it's the governor of Florida."

Jenna, Laura and George W Bush
As well as dancing with his wife Laura, the president partnered daughter Jenna - but she found his clumsiness hard to take

Dick and Lynne Cheney
Vice-President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne also took to the dance floor
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