2009 Obama's Inauguration

Crowds gather on the National Mall near the Washington Monument to watch on a giant screen, the inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama as the nation's first African-American president. Nearly two-million people are estimated to have packed the Capitol for the event. Jubilant rowds in the National Mall near Washington Monument wave flags.

The first inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States took place on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. The inauguration, which set a record attendance for any event held in Washington, D.C., marked the commencement of the first four-year term of Barack Obama as President and Joe Biden as Vice President. Based on the combined attendance numbers, television viewership, and Internet traffic, it was among the most-observed events ever by the global audience.
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