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Inauguration of President Barack Obama

January 20, 2009
Source: Architect of the Capitol

On January 20, 2009, Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.  Obama, the first African American ever elected to the office, defeated Republican candidate Senator John McCain with 365 electoral votes to McCain’s 173. The inauguration festivities drew the highest attendance of any event ever held in Washington, D.C.

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