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Jan. 20, 2009: Inaugural bus trip

Inaugural bus trip

More than 350 people left downtown Raleigh on Jan. 19 on tour buses, headed to Washington, D.C., for the Presidential Inauguration.

The inauguration of President Barack Obama

See photos of Barack Obama taking the oath of office and delivering his inaugural speech.

Obama delivers inaugural speech

See an audio slide show of President Barack Obama taking the oath of office and delivering his inaugural speech.

Inauguration Day 11:30 am

See more photos from later in the morning from inaugural festivities.

Inauguration Day 9:30 am

See early-morning photos from the inaugural scene in Washington, D.C..

A day of service and preparation

See photos from a day of service for the Obamas and scenes from Washington, D.C..

Inauguration bus trip

See photos of Triangle residents traveling by bus to the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C..
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Sunday's Inaugural Celebration

See photos from the Inaugural Celebration held Sunday in Washington.

Obama ahead, Bush behind

Here are a couple of submissions from readers about Barack Obama's inauguration and the end of President Bush's tenure. Add your own hopes and fears for the coming years.


The economic fun facing President-elect Obama was a favorite topic of McClatchy editorial cartoonists last week.

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