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President George W. Bush greeted supporters at an inaugural ball in 2001 (left). Four years later, he was sworn in again on Jan. 20, 2005. (NPR)

Presidential Double Take: The Difference Four Years Makes

by NPR Staff
Jan 20, 2013

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Here's President Dwight Eisenhower and first lady Mamie on Inauguration Day in 1953 (left) and 1957 (right). President Obama seems to have picked up a few gray hairs in the four years since he was sworn in on Jan. 20, 2009 (left). On the right, he's shown in December 2012. President Ronald Reagan posed for an official White House photo during his first year in office (1981, left). On right, he spoke to the nation early in his second term, in February 1986. President Bill Clinton's January 1993 official White House photo (left) is stacked up against an image of him being sworn in for a second time on Jan. 20, 1997. President Obama seems to have picked up a few gray hairs in the four years since he was sworn in on Jan. 20, 2009 (left). On the right, he's shown in December 2012.

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Every president gets sworn in once, but it's a smaller club of presidents who manage to get there twice. Here's a look at some recent presidents who served two terms. See who changed the most (or the least) in four years.

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