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Inaugural odd couples: Celebs, politicians make unlikely pairs

What happens when you put some of the most well-known celebrities and politicians in the same bleachers? You end up with unlikely pairs rubbing shoulders. 

Here are some of the most, erm, interesting duos that shared the same spotlight throughout the events of President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

One of our favorites: Former President Bill Clinton peeks out from the crowd to hear Kelly Clarkson singing "My Country 'Tis of Thee".

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Beyonce sings the U.S. National Anthem as Senator Charles Schumer listens from behind.

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Celebs go first? Beyonce and Jay-Z leave the inauguration viewing area ahead of Congressman and former VP nominee Paul Ryan.

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Former President Bill Clinton chats with R&B singer John Legend during the inauguration lunch.

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Singer Kelly Clarkson speaks with Vice President Joe Biden before her performance during the presidential inauguration.