The Inauguration of Barack Obama (77 images)


On January 20th, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States in Washington D.C. An estimated record 1.8 million people came to witness the event firsthand, massed together on the entire length of the National Mall for the first time in inauguration history.

Excitement and joy arose from those on the US Capitol Grounds (who were lucky enough to secure official invitations) all the way to those in the general public beyond the Washington Monument,...
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