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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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  • Historic East Baltimore church celebrates anniversary of 1863 founding

    Historic East Baltimore church celebrates anniversary of 1863 founding
    On Sunday, the eve of the celebration of the birth of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, some 300 communicants and friends packed East Baltimore's historic St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church in the 1500 block of East Oliver St.
  • Inauguration, Spanish politics and Super Bowl prep

    Inauguration, Spanish politics and Super Bowl prep
    Barack Obama may already have been officially inaugurated yesterday, but don't tell that to the people on Washington's National Mall this morning: A second, more outdoor ceremony today will give the public a view as Obama starts his second term. Some of...

    Scenes from the inauguration

    Scenes from the inauguration
    Some came with their kids, not wanting to miss the opportunity to impart a message of political leadership in a live civics classroom hundreds of thousands of people strong. Others arrived with their own place in history in mind, considering President...

    Inauguration was great, the singing, not so much

    Inauguration was great, the singing, not so much
    Watching the inauguration of President Barack Obama filled me with enthusiasm for the next four years. My only disappointment was the singers chosen to sing our patriotic songs ("History revisited," Jan. 22). Why do these young singers have to spoil our...

    Roland Park Country School students to sing at presidential Inaugural Festival

    Roland Park Country School students to sing at presidential Inaugural Festival
    In the otherwise empty Sinex Theatre at Roland Park Country School, 10 middle-school students gathered around a piano onstage Friday to sing "Astonishing," a song from the Broadway musical "Little Women." The girls, members of a mostly a capella group...