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Inauguration of President Barack Obama (2009)

Inauguration of President Barack Obama (2009)
On Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as president of the United States. Obama took his place as the 44th president under a bright winter sky, painting this perilous national moment in unsparing terms and exhorting Americans to respond by taking greater responsibility for themselves, the country and the world. More than 1 million people flocked to the National Mall to take part in the event, spilling outward from the gleaming white Capitol steps toward the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial more than a mile away.
On Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as president of the United States. Obama took his place as the 44th president under a bright winter sky, painting this perilous national moment in unsparing terms and exhorting Americans to respond by taking greater responsibility for themselves, the country and the world. More than 1 million people flocked to the National Mall to take part in the event, spilling outward from the gleaming white Capitol steps toward the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial more than a mile away. « Show less

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  • Calls for inauguration tickets through the roof

    There have been calls from forgotten childhood classmates, from long-gone girlfriends and boyfriends, and even from the widows of deceased Chicago icons. In the three days since the election of Barack Obama, the demand for tickets to Inauguration Day...
  • 'Thousands' seeking tickets to inauguration

    As the price skyrockets for an ostensibly free ticket to Barack Obama's inaugural swearing-in (and as federal legislation that would outlaw their sale looms), questions remain about how to legally obtain the tickets. Members of the Joint Congressional...
  • Inauguration Central

    Inauguration Central
  • Public space takes center stage at Obama inauguration

    Public space takes center stage at Obama inauguration
  • 'The Protest Singer' by Alec Wilkinson

    The Protest Singer An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger Alec Wilkinson Alfred A. Knopf: 160 pp., $22.95 In January, two days before the inauguration of Barack Obama, hundreds of thousands of people gathered on Washington, D.C.'s National Mall for a...
  • CNN hoping Obama inauguration is Web's 'most watched event ever'

    CNN hoping Obama inauguration is Web's 'most watched event ever'
  • CNN looks to capture Obama in 3-D

    CNN looks to capture Obama in 3-D
  • Inaugural address sounds notes of optimism and reality

    Inaugural address sounds notes of optimism and reality
    The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president spoke more eloquently about the promise of this country than anything he could have said Tuesday. But his inaugural address, though less poetic and less provocative than some of his speeches as a...
  • Obama inauguration is all the buzz at L.A. schools

    Obama inauguration is all the buzz at L.A. schools
    When Nasser Baker's mother received a call from his school this month and began jumping and screaming, he thought she had seen a spider. But when he learned that his South Los Angeles charter school had chosen him as one of 12 students headed to...
  • Hot demand for (invisible) Obama inaugural tickets

    The hottest ticket of 2009 can't be reserved yet, hasn't been distributed and is supposed to be free. But on Monday, tickets for President-elect Barack Obama's inaugural events were selling for as much as $10,858 apiece. Ticket brokers wouldn't say...
  • Requests pouring in for inaugural tickets

    As the price skyrockets for an ostensibly free ticket to Barack Obama's inaugural swearing-in -- and as federal legislation to outlaw their sale looms -- questions remain about how to legally obtain the tickets. Members of the Joint Congressional...