Inauguration 2013: What They Were Thinking

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  • Hail to the Chief
  • Bobby West, Texas
  • Briana Durr, New Jersey
  • Disa Nicholson, New York
  • Matano Ismaen, Washington, D.C., via Kenya
  • Albert Artis, Washington, D.C.
  • Cameron Smith, Maryland
  • Leac Matelus, Pennsylvania via Haiti
  • Ken and Tykitcha Lanier, Georgia
  • Dana Johnson, New York
  • Shirley Washington, Washington, D.C.
  • Liane Robinson, Washington, D.C.
  • Ella Hunter, Washington, D.C.
  • Velma Wells, King College Prep Marching Band, Illinois

Hail to the Chief

It's President Obama's big day, but Martin Luther King Jr. also was on the minds of many who came to witness the president's second swearing-in ceremony. His re-election is a sign that the United States truly is moving forward and the embodiment of a dream — 50 years in the making — come true. — Joyce Jones

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