A Look Back at the 2009 Inauguration Ceremony

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Kenyans Pay Homage

In Kenya, the home nation of Obama’s father, excitement overflows for the occasion. President Obama’s connection to the African nation has earned him the nickname “Son of Kenya” among its people. (Photo: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images)