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Obama, Bush arrive at Capitol for inauguration

President Bush, right, walks out with President-elect Barack Obama, left, on the North Portico of the White House before sharing the Presidential limousine enroute to Capitol Hill for inauguration in Washington, Tuesday.

President Bush, right, walks out with President-elect Barack Obama, left, on the North Portico of the White House before sharing the Presidential limousine enroute to Capitol Hill for inauguration in Washington, Tuesday.

January 20, 2009

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Obama’s inauguration

Barack Obama will become the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009 — the first African-American elected to the position. Many locals will make the trip to Washington, D.C., to watch the historic event. Others will watch from here in Kansas.

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— President-elect Barack Obama and President George W. Bush have arrived at the U.S. Capitol for Obama’s inauguration as the nation’s 44th president.

They traveled together in a motorcade from the White House, where Bush had hosted the Obamas and Bidens for coffee.

A crowd on both sides of the street watched the motorcade carrying the current president and his successor to the historic event.

The huge security presence was evident along the way, with a line of officers standing in front of the spectators.

Comments

1029 5 years, 11 months ago

I heard they were going to ceremoniously shove Bush into the river after Obama's inaugural address. Though coast guard divers will be waiting to pull him out immediately, it should still be fun to watch.

ImagineThat 5 years, 11 months ago

it is truly a sad day in the history of mankind.let the Armageddon begin.............

BigAl 5 years, 11 months ago

The anti-American right wing seems to forget the mess that George Bush is handing over to Obama. Sean Hannity is already blaming Obama for the deficit. Disgusting.

BigAl 5 years, 11 months ago

47% of O'Reilly's viewers responded to a poll that said they didn't want Obama to succeed. Again, disgusting. 47%! What a bunch of anti-American right wing slugs.

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