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<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT000007550" title="Roland Burris" href="/topic/crime-law-justice/roland-burris-PEPLT000007550.topic">Roland Burris</a> is the center of attention as he arrives at Capitol Hill to claim President-elect <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007408" title="Barack Obama" href="/topic/politics/government/barack-obama-PEPLT007408.topic">Barack Obama</a>'s Senate seat. Burris was appointed by embattled <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100500000000" title="Illinois" href="/topic/us/illinois-PLGEO100100500000000.topic">Illinois</a> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007479" title="Rod Blagojevich" href="/topic/politics/government/rod-blagojevich-PEPLT007479.topic">Gov. Rod Blagojevich</a>. He was not allowed on the Senate floor for swearing-in ceremonies.

( Tribune photo by Nancy Stone / January 6, 2009 )

Roland Burris is the center of attention as he arrives at Capitol Hill to claim President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat. Burris was appointed by embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. He was not allowed on the Senate floor for swearing-in ceremonies.

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