The Associated Press
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk down Pennsylvania Avenue during the 57th Presidential Inauguration parade Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

They call each other their rocks. He dotes on her. She teases him. And each stands by the other.

And now President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are walking down a jam-packed Pennsylvania Avenue hand in hand. They're both waving to the crowds with their free arms. But it's the clasped ones in the center that tell their story, one of a bond that has stretched from Chicago, into the White House and, now, into a second term.

The first couple will continue to be on display later tonight when they dance together at the inaugural balls.

— Liz Sidoti — Twitter


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