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It’s inauguration weekend, and hundreds of thousands are flocking to Washington D.C. to take part in the festivities. Live streams if the event are going to be available on the web, on iPads, mobile phones and connected devices.

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President Obama officially begins his second term this weekend. The inaugural ceremony and surrounding festivities will be smaller this time around, but countless people from all over the world will nonetheless tune in live – and once again, there will be plenty of opportunities to watch everything online or on your mobile devices.

Check out our ultimate guide to streaming the 2013 inauguration below:

Dates and times: The official swearing-in will occur Sunday at 11:55 a.m. ET (8:55 a.m. PT), and includes Chief Justice John Roberts swearing in President Obama at a ceremony at the White House.

However, the big bash that everyone is going to watch will be one day later: Monday, starting at 11:30 a.m. ET, President Obama and Vice President Biden will take part in the ceremonial swearing-in on the West Front of the capitol. That’s also when Obama is going to give his inaugural address.

Later that day, we are going to see the inaugural parade (2:55 p.m. ET) and the Commander In Chief Ball (8:30 p.m. ET).

The Presidential Inaugural Committee is going to stream all of these events live on its website as well as through its iOS and Android app.

The White House is also going to stream the inauguration live on YouTube on Monday, starting at 11 a.m. ET.

ABC News will live stream the entire inauguration ceremony on its site, starting on Monday at 9:30 a.m. ET.

NBC News will feature a live stream on its site and its iOS app starting Monday at 10 a.m. ET.

CBS News is going to stream Monday’s event on Ustream, starting at 9 a.m. ET.

Fox News will begin its online live coverage Monday at 10:30 a.m.

Univision’s Spanish-language live stream of the inauguration starts Monday at 11 a.m. on YouTube.

CNN is not only streaming Monday’s events starting at 11:30 a.m. ET, but also Sunday’s official swearing-in of President Obama (11:55 a.m.) and Vice-President Biden (8:15 a.m.).

MSN News will stream the inauguration live on its site.

Hulu is featuring live streams from Fox News, ABC and Yahoo News, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. For detailed times, check Hulu’s live streaming page.

C-SPAN will stream pretty much everything on its site, starting Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET.

The Wall Street Journal will be on YouTube with a live stream as well, which will also be available through its WSJ live apps  on the iPad, on Android devices and various Smart TV platforms.

The Washington Post is live streaming the event on its site as well, and the paper is offering an inauguration grid page with live updates, video and photo from the ground and around the web.

Ustream has links to a bunch of additional feeds, including live feeds from citizen journalists covering the events, on its blog.

Twitter is providing curated tweets on its #inauguration micro-site.

We will update this list frequently until Monday night, so check back often – and feel free to leave any additional links in the comments!

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  1. Thank you for the warning of where NOT to go!

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  2. Thank you so very much. I’m chomping at the bit. I can’t wait to celebrate with our President again. I’m overjoyed. (I do want to say, however, that I don’t understand why some of these folks come here to rain on our parade. Please go away and cry in your beer silently. Find a beer sticky, cigarette stinky dark corner of a bar somewhere. Commiserate with your fellow hate fueled misery-lovers. Let the rest of us enjoy the next four years in peace. We didn’t plague you through the Bush-Cheney years. Leave us in peace. Thank you.)

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