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Slideshow: Inauguration Day

This slideshow features the work of our photographers, who covered Tuesday's parade, speeches and inauguration of Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, along with the inaugural ball at the Austin Convention Center.

Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick pose for a selfie onstage at the 2015 Texas Inaugural Ball on Jan. 20, 2015.
Abbott leads his family through the Ross Volunteers at the Inaugural Ball.
The bar drew a crowd at the ball.
State Sens. Eddie Lucio, Bob Hall and Carlos Uresti at the ball.
Several Texas traditions come together at the ball.
Guests arrive at ball at the Austin Convention Center.
Abbott, his daughter Audrey and his wife, Cecilia, wave to folks at the inaugural parade.
Flanked by security, Abbott and his family ride up Congress Avenue.
Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick shake hands at the end of the inaugural parade.
Chrisma Boone sits on the lap of her uncle, Gov. Greg Abbott, as they watch the inaugural parade on Congress Avenue.
Patrick waves to onlookers from the south entrance to the Capitol grounds.
The ever-popular Texas A&M Aggie Band marches up Congress Avenue in the inaugural parade.
Plenty of cowboy hats were in evidence at the inaugural parade.
Abbott shows his allegiance to the University of Texas as the Longhorn Band passes by in the inaugural parade.
Newly sworn in, Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick watch the inaugural parade up Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas on January 20, 2015.
Onlookers wave and take pictures as the inaugural parade makes its way toward the Capitol.
After Abbott and Patrick were sworn in, barbecue — and lots of it — was served on the Capitol's West Lawn.
A crowd is shown during the Pledge of Allegiance at the inauguration ceremony for Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.
At the inaugural celebration, a girl in the crowd holds up a drawing that includes the Texas flag.
A look at the Texas Capitol before the inaugural festivities begin.
Dan Patrick is sworn in by his son Ryan, a state district judge in Harris County,while his daughter Shane and his wife, Jan, look on.
Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht swears in Greg Abbott as the 48th governor of Texas.
Patrick waves to the crowd before being sworn in.
Abbott, his wife, Cecilia, and their daughter, Audrey, at the inauguration.
A view of the podium before Abbott and Patrick were sworn in.
A huge lunchtime barbecue — 4 tons of brisket, for starters — was served as part of the inauguration festivities.
Shown the day before Abbott and Patrick were inaugurated, an ocean of seats surrounded the podium.
Congress Avenue, south of the Capitol, is prepared for inaugural festivities on Monday.

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