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Inauguration Day for Minnesota's 40th governor

Politics Nikki Tundel · ·

1 J.D. Steele leads the MacPhail Community Youth Choir through a rehearsal as guests make their way to their seats. The youth choir performed at the inauguration ceremony for Governor Mark Dayton at the Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minn., on January 3, 2011. 
2 High school students race up the back stairs of the Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minn., in hopes of finding a good place from which to view the inauguration of Mark Dayton. 
3 The Minnesota National Guard 34th Red Bull Infantry Division Band rehearses one last time before the inauguration ceremony for Gov. Mark Dayton begins. 
4 Pastor Kerri Allen (center) gets ready to the approach the stage at the Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minn., on January 3, 2011. She gave the invocation at the inauguration ceremony for Governor Mark Dayton. 
5 Sixth-grader McKair Ryberg perfroms the National Anthem as Attorney General Lori Swanson looks on. 
6 Members of the public view the inauguration ceremony from the second floor of the Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minn., on January 3, 2011. 
7 Fred Steele (right) plays piano at the inauguration ceremony for Gov. Mark Dayton at the Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minn., on January 3, 2011. 
8 Gov. Mark Dayton gives his Inaugural Address at the Landmark Center in St. Paul on January 3, 2011. 
9 Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton shakes hands with Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon on Inauguration Day at the Landmark Center in St. Paul on January 3, 2011. 
10 Mark Dayton waves to the crowd at the Landmark Center in St. Paul after being sworn in as governor on January 3, 2011. 
11 After his inauguration ceremony, Gov. Mark Dayton hosted an open house at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., on January 3, 2011. 
12 During an open house at the Minnesota State Capitol on January 3, 2011, Noam Freshman takes a break from mingling to read a few chapters in a book about the Civil War. 
13 Quentin Ocama and Susie Bryan get their photo taken with State Auditor Rebecca Otto during an open house at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul on January 3, 2011. 
14 Gov. Mark Dayton writes a note excusing Alice Szeliga from school on January 3, 2011. Instead of going to class, the 15-year-old attended Dayton's inauguration ceremony and an open house at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul.