Inaugural Ball caps off day of symbolic celebration

Guests raised cameras and cell phones above their heads as they attempted to capture a moment of the Obama's dance Monday night. (Fritz Burgher/Medill News Service)

Guests raised cameras and cell phones above their heads as they attempted to capture a moment of the Obama’s dance at Monday night’ Inaugural Ball. (Fritz Burgher/Medill News Service)

WASHINGTON – A canopy of cell-phone cameras covered the excited crowd as President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama made their way onto the stage at the Inaugural Ball Monday night. The first lady, wearing a glamorous ruby-red Jason Wu gown, stole the spotlight when she and her husband danced to “Let’s Stay Together,” sung by Jennifer Hudson as the Presidential Inauguration came to a close Monday night. Continue reading

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Inauguration Ceremony

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The Capitol was adorned with American flags and patriotic decorations.
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Col. Michael J. Colburn led the United States Marine Band.
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Col. Michael J. Colburn led the United States Marine Band.
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Tuskegee airmen were honored as guests of the inauguration.
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Over 600,000 people attended the inauguration ceremony Monday.
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Flag-carrying soldiers represented the National Guard, Army, Navy, etc.
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Flag-carrying soldiers represented the National Guard, Army, Navy, etc.
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President Barack Obama delivers the inaugural address.
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The United States Marine Band performed various songs for the President, representatives, and audience of over 600,000.
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Trash littered DC's sidewalks.
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Crowds of people attempted to gain access into the parade after officers limited access.
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Attendees crowded around the fence, attempting to get good shots of Obama.
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Attendees in certain blocks were angry when Obama retreated into his car after intially walking a few blocks.
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Obama drives by the large crowds in his car.
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Some children climbed onto their parents' backs in order to get a better view of the parade.
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The procession began at the Capitol and ended at the White House. Various marching bands entertained the crowds.
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Attendees used various electronics, from iPads to digital cameras, to document their experiences.
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A father holds his daughter up in order to get a better view of the festivities.
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The Presidential Inaugural Parade proceded the inauguration.

 

Presidential inaugural fashion show

WASHINGTON — The Presidential Inaugural Fashion Show featured some of D.C.’s most famous fashion designers, such as host Ean Williams, Olga Margison, Evgenia Luzhina Salazar and Mariam Heydaric.

Inaugural Fashion Show

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