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Yesterday Marks Historic Moment: First African-American Sworn in as 44th U.S. President

On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America. His day started early with the Inauguration Ceremony and was followed by a celebratory luncheon in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building. The new President continued his day with a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue and made ten guest appearances at various Inauguration Balls that evening.

Check out photos from the day’s events below:

The Masses on the Mall

Obama Taking the Presidential Oath

In the Reviewing Stand During the Inaugural Parade

The Obamas at the Youth Inauguration Ball

Photo credits: Used via a creative commons license from USA Today‘s Flickr page.

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