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Stars come out for Barack Obama


Beyonce Knowles took to the stage to sing in front of thousands of supporters at a special pre-inauguration concert for Barack Obama in Washington DC.


U2 also welcomed president-elect Obama by performing at The Lincoln Memorial. The event saw a host of stars appear at a special concert for America's first black president.

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Jon Bon Jovi and Bettye LaVette teamed up for The We Are One concert which is one in a series of special events leading up to Obama's swearing-in as the 44th US president on Tuesday.


Shakira and Usher joined forces for a special performance to welcome Obama into his forthcoming presidency on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. and Sheryl Crow celebrate Obama's forthcoming inauguration with a cover of Bob Marley's One Love.

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Barack Obama speaks to his supporters at his pre-inauguration rally and declares that "anything is possible in America".

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The president-elect personally greets the stars, which included Shakira and U2, in Washington DC.

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Obama hugs Hollywood actor Denzel Washington during a touching moment at the ceremony. Denzel read a historic passage in his honour.


Security was extremely tight around the grounds of the The We Are One concert in Washington DC.

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