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PHOTO GALLERY: Gov. Bruce Rauner’s inauguration

Gov. Bruce Rauner officially took the reins of power on Monday, calling for sacrifices from all as he pledged to fix the state’s economy, provide better education for kids and instill ethics in government.

“I’m nobody that nobody sent,” the state’s new governor said shortly after taking the oath of office as Illinois’ 42nd governor.

Here’s a look at some of the top photos from all of the inaugural festivities:

<small><strong>Bruce Rauner waves to the crowd of supporters before taking the oath of office on Monday. | AP Photo/Seth Perlman</strong></small>
Bruce Rauner waves to the crowd of supporters before taking the oath of office on Monday. | AP Photo/Seth Perlman
<small><strong> Surrounded by family members and District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman, left, Gov. Bruce Rauner signs the the oath of office | AP Photo/Seth Perlman</strong></small>
Surrounded by family members and District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman, left, Gov. Bruce Rauner signs the the oath of office | AP Photo/Seth Perlman
<small><strong>Gov. Bruce Rauner and his wife Diana dance to the music of Tobby Keith during the inaugural concert Monday night. | AP Photo/Seth Perlman</strong></small>
Gov. Bruce Rauner and his wife Diana dance to the music of Tobby Keith during the inaugural concert Monday night. | AP Photo/Seth Perlman
<small><strong> Bruce Rauner kisses his wife after taking the oath of office. | AP Photo/Seth Perlman</strong></small>
Bruce Rauner kisses his wife after taking the oath of office. | AP Photo/Seth Perlman
<small><strong>Bruce Rauner waves to the crowd of supporters after taking the oath of office. | AP Photo/Seth Perlman</strong></small>
Bruce Rauner waves to the crowd of supporters after taking the oath of office. | AP Photo/Seth Perlman
<small><strong>Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address. | AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast</strong></small>
Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address. | AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
<strong><small>Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address after being sworn in as Illinois’ 42nd governor. | AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast</small></strong>
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address after being sworn in as Illinois’ 42nd governor. | AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
<strong><small>Surrounded by family, Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner, center at right, takes the oath of office from Illinois District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman, third from left, as his wife, Diana Rauner, holds a Bible. | AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogas
Surrounded by family, Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner, center at right, takes the oath of office from Illinois District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman, third from left, as his wife, Diana Rauner, holds a Bible. | AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
<strong><small>Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner, right, takes the oath of office from Illinois District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman, left, as his wife, Diana Rauner, holds a Bible. | AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast</small></strong>
Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner, right, takes the oath of office from Illinois District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman, left, as his wife, Diana Rauner, holds a Bible. | AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

Rev. James Meeks, right, prays with Governor-elect Bruce Rauner, left, and his wife Diana, at an interfaith prayer service at First Presbyterian Church in Springfield on Monday morning. | AP Photo

Bruce Rauner takes a selfie with his family and statues of the Lincoln family on Sunday at the Abraham Lincoln Museum and Library in Springfield. | AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

Bruce Rauner, center, talks with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s daughters Lucy, left, and Rebecca, right, during Sunday’s visit to the Abraham Lincoln Museum and Library. | AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

Bruce Rauner, right, and his wife Diana, read to children visiting the Abraham Lincoln Museum and Library. | AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

The Jane Hartman Trio plays during a private, $1,000-a-plate dinner at the Illinois State Capitol on Sunday. | AP Photo/Seth Perlman

Bruce Rauner speaks to guests, lawmakers and state officers attending a private, $1,000-a-plate dinner at the Illinois State Capitol on Sunday night. | AP Photo/Seth Perlman

A man is charged with murdering his girlfriend and her relatives Oct. 25, 2019, in Gary, Indiana. File photo

Guest bags are on the back of tables that are set and awaiting guest before Sunday night’s private dinner. | AP Photo/Seth Perlman