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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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Speechless

January 21, 2009
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Speechless

A group of protestors at the Inauguration demand the closure of Guantanamo Bay detention camp. | Image by Jeffrey Anderson | Image by Van Smith | Image by Van Smith Behind the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., crowds heading to the swearing in of Barack Obama walked by two Capitol Hill rowhomes where anti-abortion...
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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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Ode to the Boss

January 20, 2009
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Ode to the Boss

Porta potties from Don’s Johns lined the mall during the inauguration. | Image by Van Smith Savvy City Paper readers know that our paper’s fearless leader is publisher Don Farley. There’s a tradition here in the office of collecting and trading “Don”-related images, and here’s one for the ages, taken on the Mall during...
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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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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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Chicken Tikka Obama

January 15, 2009
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What is it about an inauguration that makes folks think of food? We’re not sure, but the folks at Bombay Grill are offering 10 percent off vegetarian and non-vegetarian Thaali (or combination platters) at their Columbia location and at Indigma in Baltimore in honor of Barack Obama’s swearing in. Those on the Bombay Grill...
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