Missouri inauguration scenes
Monday, January 12, 2009 | 10:17 p.m. CST;
updated 10:38 p.m. CST, Monday, January 12, 2009
Missourians gathered in front of the South Steps of the State Capitol in Jefferson City to attend the inauguration of Jay Nixon as the new Governor of the State of Missouri, on Monday.
View scenes from Monday's Missouri inauguration ceremonies.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon dances with Georganne Nixon at the Inaugural Ball at the State Capitol on Monday.
Joe Casey traveled from Springfield on Monday morning for the inauguration of Gov. Jay Nixon. Casey, 58, has helped support the Nixon campaign by handing out bumper stickers and yard signs in addition to speaking at political rallies.
Missouri Military Academy marching band, marches toward the State Capitol, during the inauguration ceremonies for Missouri's new Governor, Jay Nixon, on Monday in Jefferson City.
With his left hand placed on the Holy Bible, Jay Nixon raises his right as he is sworn in as governor of Missouri on Monday in Jefferson City.
Robin Carnahan is sworn into office of the steps of the capitol building in Jefferson City on Monday as Missouri's Secretary of State.
Programs lie on the chairs in front of the South Steps of the State Capitol minutes before Jay Nixon's inauguration as Missouri Governor, on Monday in Jefferson City.
Governor Jay Nixon and his wife Georganne greet people gathered in downtown Jefferson City during the Inaugural Parade on Monday.
People formed a line outside the Governor's Mansion waiting to meet the new Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, on Monday in Jefferson City.
Governor Jay Nixon signs autographs at the Potluck Dinner at Capital Plaza hotel, on Monday in Jefferson City.
A sign outside Capital Plaza hotel welcomes Missouri's new governor on Monday in Jefferson City.
Governor Jay Nixon and his wife Georganne, left, stand on the South Steps of the Missouri Capitol as former Governor Matt Blunt and his wife Melanie walk away, during the Inaugural ceremony on Monday in Jefferson City.
Denise McMillen from Jefferson City takes pictures of the marching bands during the Inaugural Parade on Monday in Jefferson City. McMillen's daughter is a member of the Jefferson City High School marching band.
From right, Governor Jay Nixon, his wife Georganne Nixon, and his sons Jeremiah and Will attend the Inauguration Ceremony on the South Steps of the Missouri Capitol on Monday in Jefferson City.
Governor Jay Nixon gives a speech at Capitol Plaza Hotel during the inaugural potluck dinner, on Monday in Jefferson City.
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