People from around the world gather in D.C.
WASHINGTON (WHDH) -- A second time around for more than just the president.
Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world are in Washington to watch President Obama be sworn in for a second term.
Sunday night, the president kicked off the celebration.
Earlier in the day, the president was officially sworn in, surrounded by his family, in a quiet ceremony in the blue room of the White House.
Monday’s ceremonial swearing in will have a much bigger audience, more than 500,000 are expected for the inaugural address and parade that follows.
Students from Franklin High School in Mass. are here for the festivities and even got relatively close to the president.
“Twice we ran after the motorcade and we got to see him right after the wreath laying ceremony, he waved right as us, so that was kinda neat,” said Mike Walsh.
These students got their tickets from a different kind of freshman, Joe Kennedy III, who will be experiencing his first presidential inauguration as a congressman.
Tickets, as it turns out, are harder to come by than you might think.
“If you count all of my entire family, there’s probably about 160 of us so they were understanding when I couldn't get everybody tickets, but to be able to pass them around and obviously to have students from Franklin here was special for me and hopefully special for them and something they’ll remember,” said Kennedy.
The president started his second term at noon Sunday. The inaugural festivities will start around 10 a.m. Monday.