Inauguration 2009– Millions Gather to Witness History (Live Video)
Barack Obama becomes the first African American president today.
Millions gather in the US capital to see Barack Obama sworn in as America’s 44th president – and its first African-American leader. (BBC)
The Inauguration was live on U-Stream. I later took the link down.
Here’s a view of the oath of office:
Denzel Washington was one of the early arrivals for the swearing in ceremony this morning.
Actor Denzel Washington is among the early arrivals for the inauguration of Barack Obama and Joe Biden at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. (AP/Elise Amendola)
Nearly a million Kenyans are celebrating Obama’s inauguration today.
The Obamas went to church this morning. There was no swearing.
The New York Times approves of flag-waving again.
Melanie Phillips is not feeling it.
UPDATE: Markets continue slide– down 173 after Obama’s speech.
UPDATE 3: It was an awful speech.