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First Couple's First Dance on Obama's Inauguration Night

January 20, 2009 |  6:31 pm

President Barack Obama and new First Lady Michelle Obama have their first dance at the first of 10 inaugural balls in Washington 1-20-09

Long day turns into long night.

The nation's newest President, Barack Obama, took his wife Michelle out dancing tonight -- 10 times.

They'll hit 10 different balls across Washington after his inauguration as the 44th president today at noon. We've got video of the dance and Obama's dance remarks on the jump (Scroll down or click on the "Read more" line).

Or blogging colleague Mark Silva has some more info on the balls and The Dress over at the Swamp.

--Andrew Malcolm

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Photo credit: Alex Brandon / Associated Press