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More Photos from the Inauguration

January 21, 2009
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More Photos from the Inauguration

| Image by Van Smith | Image by Van Smith | Image by Van Smith | Image by Jeffrey Anderson | Image by Jeffrey Anderson
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“I Really Believe in This Guy.”

January 21, 2009
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“I Really Believe in This Guy.”

The crowd watches the festivities. | Image by Jeffrey Anderson At about 11:45 a.m., Associate Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens administers the oath of office to Vice President Joseph Biden. We are about a quarter mile from the nearest JumboTron and maybe a mile from the action. A woman behind me asks her...
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Scenes from Penn Station This Morning

January 20, 2009
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Things were calm and under control at Baltimore’s Penn Station this morning. Crowd control at the station was good–way better than at the inauguration itself–and people were excited. “I’m from Levine, Arizona,” says a woman in a fur coat, for no reason. She walks away. Though a good number of people showed up at...
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Overheard at the Inauguration

January 20, 2009
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The four most often overheard phrases at the inauguration: 1) O-Ba-Ma! O-Ba-MA! 2) Is this the line for the bathroom? 3) Is this (or, “can you see”) the Jumbotron? 4) The street is closed/you’ll have to go around.
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Obama Didn’t Miss His Line, but Roberts Did

January 20, 2009
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We would have expected it from George W. Bush but Barack Obama flubbing the oath of office threw us for a loop. Well, it turns out that it wasn’t Obama who messed up: It was Chief Justice John Roberts that couldn’t get his lines right. According to an MSNBC article Roberts, who wasn’t using...
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Inaugural View

January 20, 2009
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Inaugural View

| Image by Van Smith City Paper reporters Jeffrey Anderson, Edward Ericson Jr., and Van Smith are in Washington, D.C., to watch the inauguration of President Barack Obama. This is the view from where they’re standing.
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What Did the Inauguration Sound Like?

January 20, 2009
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At about 11:30 a.m. we arrived on the mall, waaay back near the Washington Monument. When the P.A. system guy is announced “the honorable George W. Bush,” the crowd immediately and enthusiastically started booing, followed by, “na na na na, nan na naaah na, hey hey hey, good-bye.” The most-commonly heard sound today: sirens...
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President-elect Barack Obama Speaks in Baltimore, Jan. 17, 2009

January 19, 2009
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President-elect Barack Obama Speaks in Baltimore, Jan. 17, 2009

| Image by Photos by Frank Hamilton City Paper freelance photographer Frank Hamilton braved the chill this weekend to watch our president-elect address the masses at the War Memorial Plaza downtown. Here are a few snaps from the event. See more pictures on our Flickr page.
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Word to the Wise: John Waters has Advice for Obama

January 16, 2009
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Word to the Wise: John Waters has Advice for Obama

| Image by BBC BBC World News America has posted a video of John Waters welcoming President-elect Barack Obama to the White House and urging him to take a few things into consideration. Among his recommendations: Quit smoking, find yourself a neighborhood bar to hang out in and let 20 strangers come in to...
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