U.S. President Barack Obama is sworn in during the public ceremony by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by John …
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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says it was a privilege to take the oath of office using a Bible that had been owned by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
King's Bible was one of two that Obama used in Monday's inauguration ceremony, which was held on the day celebrating King's birthday.
The president told reporters, "I had the great privilege that the Bible we used was his Bible, and they asked for it to be inscribed."
A White House official says Obama and U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts both inscribed the King Bible at the family's request.
The other Bible used at Monday's inaugural ceremony belonged to President Abraham Lincoln.
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