2 of 34: The Bible used by George Washington, when he took the oath of office as president of the United States, on April 30, 1789, is displayed in the National Archives, Monday, Jan. 10, 2005 in Washington. Washington's hand rested on this Bible, when he took the oath of office, which was open to Genesis, chapter 49-50 as shown here. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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