A Look Back at the 2009 Inauguration Ceremony

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

From the memorable guests to world reaction to America's first Black president, BET.com recaps President Obama’s history making 2009 inauguration ceremony. The president will be sworn in for the second time on Jan. 21.  Britt Middleton

On Jan. 20, 2009, an estimated 1.8 million people flocked to Washington, D.C., to watch President Obama be sworn in to office. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)