TIMELINE: The 6 best and 7 worst presidential inaugurations

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Our nation's come a long way, with 57 inaugural ceremonies, plus several swearing-ins outside of inaugural ceremonies, beginning with George Washington in 1789 and continuing through Monday's 57th inaugural ceremonies for President Barack Obama. Here's a look at some of the best — and the worst.

Sources: The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, CNN, Yahoo News, The World's Work, LiveScience, About.com

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