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The Baltimore Sun

Bass kids

By Tara Godvin, for The Times The image of Barack Obama was everywhere along the parade route of this year's Kingdom Day Parade on Monday -- on posters adorning floats, on merchandise-covered vending tables and on many, many T-shirts. A number of viewers said the event carried special significance this year, falling on the eve of the swearing-in of the nation's first black president. From left, Aita Adeoye, 13; Leland Bell, 14; Melody Bell, 10; and Brianna Adeoye, 12, prepare to march alongside a float in support of Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D- Los Angeles).Tara Godvin / For The Times