The early morning sky brightens on the West Front of the Capitol on Sunday during a rehearsal for the Inauguration Ceremony in Washington.
Military personnel on the West Front of the Capitol on Sunday during a rehearsal for the Inauguration Ceremony in Washington.
Chris Bullock, of Landover, Md., checks to see that the letters on a three dimensional inauguration seal are fitting tightly, in preparation of Barack Obama's inauguration, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Hargrove Inc. in Lanham, Md.
This handout photo provided by National Construction Rentals shows Richard Alfano unloading pedestrian security fencing hear the Treasury Department, rear, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 12, 2008, in preparation for Barack Obama's Jan. 20 inauguration.
Various objects of Barack Obama memorabilia are seen at the Official Inaugural Collectibles store in Washington Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, in anticipation of Obama's Jan. 20 inauguration.
Bell ringers Tony Furnivall, left, and Jeremy Bates, demonstrate how to ring the bells at Trinity Church in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. Each of the ropes hanging from the ceiling leads upwards to one of twelve different bells. Barack Obama and his message of change will get a ringing endorsement on Inauguration Day with 12 "change ringing" bells at the church, which is near ground zero. The full peal, which lasts 3 1/2 hours, has been rarely heard in New York City since the bells were installed three years ago. Bates, a Manhattan lawyer and former Obama campaign worker, will be among the 12 skilled ringers who will pull on sturdy ropes in the bell tower to mark the historic occasion.
Chris Bullock, of Landover, Md., sorts cut numbers that will be placed as the "2009" on three dimensional inaugural seals, in preparation for Barack Obama's inauguration, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Hargrove Inc. in Lanham, Md.