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January 20, 2009


Inauguration Nat Mall.jpg

The dimension of the day and the scale of the participation is evident not just in numbers, but in an expressed desire to elevate this country (back) to a more just and dignified standing.

(image: Jim Bourg/Reuters. caption: Spectators gather on the National Mall for the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Barack Obama in Washington, January 20, 2009)

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