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Pre-Inauguration Ceremonies Journal  - January 17-19, 2009


Schedule of Events for Barack Obama's Pre-Inauguration Activities
January 17 - 19, 2009


A schedule of some official and unofficial activities surrounding Barack Obama's pre-inauguration activities from January 17-19, 2009.

SATURDAY, JAN. 17

President-elect Barack Obama and his family ride the train (Obama Express) from Philadelphia to Washington, stopping in
Wilmington, Del., for Vice President-elect Joe Biden and his family. Train stops in Baltimore for speech before heading south.

Barack and Michelle Obama meet Joe and Jill Biden in Wilmington, Delaware and delivers a brief speech. Barack Obama travels with Michelle Obama and Joseph and Jill Biden enroute from Philadelphia to Washington in a 137 mile whistle-stop tour imitating Abraham Lincoln's train journey almost 150 years after Lincoln's inaugural journey. Barack and Michelle Obama meet Joe and Jill Biden in Wilmington, Delaware and delivers a brief speech. Barack Obama travels with Michelle Obama and Joseph and Jill Biden enroute from Philadelphia to Washington in a 137 mile whistle-stop tour imitating Abraham Lincoln's train journey almost 150 years after Lincoln's inaugural journey. Obama delivers a speech to thousands of supporters in Baltimore. Barack and Michelle Obama, and Joe and Jill Biden, arrive via train in Baltimore. Obama gives a speech at the Baltimore City Hall in the War Memorial Plaza and then continues his journey to Washington and his temporary residence at Blair House. Michele Obama celebrated her 45th birthday on January 17, 2009. Michele Obama was presented a birthday cake on the train. Obama delivers a speech to thousands of supporters in Baltimore. Barack and Michelle Obama, and Joe and Jill Biden, arrive via train in Baltimore. Obama gives a speech at the Baltimore City Hall in the War Memorial Plaza and then continues his journey to Washington and his temporary residence at Blair House. Michele Obama celebrated her 45th birthday on January 17, 2009. Michele Obama was presented a birthday cake on the train. Obama delivers a speech to thousands of supporters in Baltimore. Barack and Michelle Obama, and Joe and Jill Biden, arrive via train in Baltimore. Obama gives a speech at the Baltimore City Hall in the War Memorial Plaza and then continues his journey to Washington and his temporary residence at Blair House. Michele Obama celebrated her 45th birthday on January 17, 2009. Michele Obama was presented a birthday cake on the train. Obama delivers a speech to thousands of supporters in Baltimore. Barack and Michelle Obama, and Joe and Jill Biden, arrive via train in Baltimore. Obama gives a speech at the Baltimore City Hall in the War Memorial Plaza and then continues his journey to Washington and his temporary residence at Blair House. Michele Obama celebrated her 45th birthday on January 17, 2009. Michele Obama was presented a birthday cake on the train.

- BET Honors, an awards ceremony, at the Warner Theater.
- People's Inaugural Gala Celebration at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
- Will.i.am "Yes We Did" concert.
- Concert with Mary J. Blige, Common and Nelly at nightclub Ibiza.

SUNDAY, JAN. 18

Obama kicks off inaugural activities with a welcome event on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday afternoon. The
event begins at 2:30 p.m. Beyonce, U2, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Usher, Shakira, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban,
Garth Brooks, and James Taylor are among the musicians scheduled to perform.

The Official Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009. Barack and Michelle Obama and Joe and Jill Biden attend an inaugural ceremony and concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Biden and Obama delivered short speeches at the Lincoln Memorial. Obama said Lincoln  is "the man who made this possible." Thousands attend Barack Obama's speech and the star-filled concert. Garth Brooks entertains at the Official Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009. Barack and Michelle Obama and Joe and Jill Biden attend an inaugural ceremony and concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Biden and Obama delivered short speeches at the Lincoln Memorial. Obama said Lincoln  is "the man who made this possible." Thousands attend Barack Obama's speech and the star-filled concert. Martin Luther King III speaks at the Official Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009. Barack and Michelle Obama and Joe and Jill Biden attend an inaugural ceremony and concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Biden and Obama delivered short speeches at the Lincoln Memorial. Obama said Lincoln  is "the man who made this possible." Thousands attend Barack Obama's speech and the star-filled concert. The Official Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009. Barack and Michelle Obama and Joe and Jill Biden attend an inaugural ceremony and concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Biden and Obama delivered short speeches at the Lincoln Memorial. Obama said Lincoln  is "the man who made this possible." Thousands attend Barack Obama's speech and the star-filled concert. The Official Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009. Barack and Michelle Obama and Joe and Jill Biden attend an inaugural ceremony and concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Biden and Obama delivered short speeches at the Lincoln Memorial. Obama said Lincoln  is "the man who made this possible." Thousands attend Barack Obama's speech and the star-filled concert. The Official Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009. Barack and Michelle Obama and Joe and Jill Biden attend an inaugural ceremony and concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Biden and Obama delivered short speeches at the Lincoln Memorial. Obama said Lincoln  is "the man who made this possible." Thousands attend Barack Obama's speech and the star-filled concert.

- Presidential Inaugural Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Ritz-Carlton.
- EMILY's List Inaugural Luncheon with scheduled guests including Cabinet appointees Hillary Rodham Clinton and Janet Napolitano,
- Sens. Kay Hagan and Jeanne Shaheen, and North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue.
- African-American Church Inaugural Ball at the Grand Hyatt Washington.
- 2009 Latino Inaugural Gala with Marc Anthony at Union Station.
- Aloha Inaugural Ball, organized by former Obama campaign workers, held at the Wardman Park Marriott Hotel at 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY, JAN. 19

National Day of Community Service event: To honor Dr. King's legacy, Obama, Biden and their families, joined by Americans
across the country, will participate in activities dedicated to serving others in communities across the Washington, D.C. area.

Barack Obama starts his day by visiting the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Barack Obama pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. by serving the community on Martin Luther King Day. Michelle Obama  helps on The National Day of Service by volunteering with Operation Gratitude - Serving DC. Barack Obama continues his National Day of Service by painting walls, cabinets, and drawers at Sasha Bruce House, an emergency shelter for homeless and runaway teens in Washington. Matrin Luther King III worked alongside Obama. Martin Luther King III paints alongside Barack Obama. Obama volunteers for his National Day of Service by painting walls, cabinets, and drawers at Sasha Bruce House, an emergency shelter for homeless and runaway teens in Washington. Barack Obama visits Calvin Coolidge High School in Washington where the students are working on projects which support US troops overseas. Barack Obama pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. by serving the community on Martin Luther King Day. Barack Obama visits Calvin Coolidge High School in Washington where the students are working on projects which support US troops overseas. Barack Obama pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. by serving the community on Martin Luther King Day.

- Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball, sponsored by the Texas State Society, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.
- Green Inaugural Ball at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. Ball hosted by former VP Al Gore.
- Huffington Post pre-inaugural ball at the Newseum.
- Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball at the Harman Center for the Arts. Hosted by the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, LL Cool J, among others.

A children's evening concert at the Verizon Center honoring military families. Event hosted by Michelle Obama, who will attend.
Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers are among the entertainers.

Michelle Obama is introduced by Jill Biden at the Kids Inaugural: We Are The Future. Michelle attended with daughters Sasha and Malia and members of the Biden family. Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Barack Obama's inauguration. Michelle Obama pumps up the crowd at the Kids Inaugural: We Are The Future. Michelle attended with daughters Sasha and Malia and members of the Biden family. Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Barack Obama's inauguration. Michelle Obama speaks at the Kids Inaugural: We Are The Future. Michelle attended with daughters Sasha and Malia and members of the Biden family. Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Barack Obama's inauguration. Michelle Obama leaves stage after delivering remarks at the Kids Inaugural: We Are The Future. Michelle attended with daughters Sasha and Malia and members of the Biden family. Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Obama's inauguration. Miley Cyrus and her father Billy Ray Cyrus entertain at the youth concert where Michelle Obama delivered remarks at the Kids Inaugural: We Are The Future. Michelle attended with daughters Sasha and Malia and members of the Biden family. Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Obama's inauguration. Miley Cyrus entertains at youth concert where Michelle Obama delivered remarks at the Kids Inaugural: We Are The Future. Michelle attended with daughters Sasha and Malia and members of the Biden family. Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Obama's inauguration.

Obama to attend three private dinners to honor former secretary of State Colin Powell, Biden and Sen. John McCain, the
2008 Republican presidential nominee, for their public service. Dinners at the Hilton Washington, National Building Museum
and Union Station.

Barack Obama introduced John McCain at the bipartisan dinner in honor of Senator John McCain. Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Obama's inauguration. Governor Deval Patrick introduces Barack Obama at the bipartisan dinner in honor of Senator John McCain. Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Obama's inauguration. Barack Obama shakes hands with John McCain at the bipartisan dinner in honor of Senator John McCain. Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Obama's inauguration. Barack Obama speaks with John McCain at the bipartisan dinner in honor of Senator John McCain. Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Obama's inauguration. Barack Obama leaves the stage with John McCain at the bipartisan dinner in honor of Senator John McCain. Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Obama's inauguration. The Washington Monument at sunset on the eve of Barack Obama's January 20th Inauguration.

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The Pre-inauguration activities of Obama begins with a train journey on January 17, 2009.
Barack Obama boards the train at the 30th Street station in Philadelphia to begin his historic train journey.Barack Obama takes the same train journey as President Abraham Lincoln from Philadelphia to Washington on a 137 mile whistle stop trip. Obama's train, known as the Obama Express, stopped in Wilmington, Delaware to pick up Joe Biden, and a stop in Baltimore where he delivered another speech. Abraham Lincoln delivered over 100 speeches on his 1861 train journey. Barack Obama takes the same train journey as President Abraham Lincoln from Philadelphia to Washington on a 137 mile whistle stop trip. Obama's train, known as the Obama Express, stopped in Wilmington, Delaware to pick up Joe Biden, and a stop in Baltimore where he delivered another speech. Abraham Lincoln delivered over 100 speeches on his 1861 train journey. Barack Obama takes the same train journey as President Abraham Lincoln from Philadelphia to Washington on a 137 mile whistle stop trip. Obama's train, known as the Obama Express, stopped in Wilmington, Delaware to pick up Joe Biden, and a stop in Baltimore where he delivered another speech. Abraham Lincoln delivered over 100 speeches on his 1861 train journey.
January 17, 2009
Barack Obama takes the same train journey as President Abraham Lincoln from Philadelphia to Washington on a 137 mile
whistle stop trip. Obama's train, known as the Obama Express, stopped in Wilmington, Delaware to pick up Joe Biden, and a
stop in Baltimore where he delivered another speech. Abraham Lincoln delivered over 100 speeches on his 1861 train journey.
Barack Obama meets Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware and delivers a brief speech. Barack Obama travels with Michelle Obama and Joseph and Jill Biden enroute from Philadelphia to Washington in a 137 mile whistle-stop tour imitating Abraham Lincoln's train journey almost 150 years after Lincoln's inaugural journey. Barack and Michelle Obama meet Joe and Jill Biden in Wilmington, Delaware and delivers a brief speech. Barack Obama travels with Michelle Obama and Joseph and Jill Biden enroute from Philadelphia to Washington in a 137 mile whistle-stop tour imitating Abraham Lincoln's train journey almost 150 years after Lincoln's inaugural journey. Barack Obama delivers speech in Wilmington, Delaware. Barack Obama travels with Michelle Obama and Joseph and Jill Biden enroute from Philadelphia to Washington in a 137 mile whistle-stop tour imitating Abraham Lincoln's train journey almost 150 years after Lincoln's inaugural journey. Barack and Michelle Obama meet Joe and Jill Biden in Wilmington, Delaware and delivers a brief speech. Barack Obama travels with Michelle Obama and Joseph and Jill Biden enroute from Philadelphia to Washington in a 137 mile whistle-stop tour imitating Abraham Lincoln's train journey almost 150 years after Lincoln's inaugural journey. Obama shakes the hand of a police officer during stop in Wilmington. Barack Obama meets Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware and delivers a brief speech. Barack Obama travels with Michelle Obama and Joseph and Jill Biden enroute from Philadelphia to Washington in a 137 mile whistle-stop tour imitating Abraham Lincoln's train journey almost 150 years after Lincoln's inaugural journey.
January 17, 2009
Barack Obama travels with Michelle Obama and Joseph and Jill Biden enroute from Philadelphia to Washington in a 137 mile
whistle-stop tour imitating Abraham Lincoln's train journey almost 150 years after Lincoln's inaugural journey. 
Watch the Official White House YouTube of President Obama's Whistle-Stop Train Tour on 1/17/09.
Watch the Official White House YouTube of President Obama's Whistle-Stop on January 17, 2009. Photo: Barack Obama takes the same train journey as President Abraham Lincoln from Philadelphia to Washington on a 137 mile whistle stop trip. Obama's train, known as the Obama Express, stopped in Wilmington, Delaware to pick up Joe Biden, and a stop in Baltimore where he delivered another speech. Abraham Lincoln delivered over 100 speeches on his 1861 train journey.
 
The Official Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009
The Official Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009. Barack and Michelle Obama and Joe and Jill Biden attend an inaugural ceremony and concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Biden and Obama delivered short speeches at the Lincoln Memorial. Obama said Lincoln  is "the man who made this possible." The Official Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009. Barack and Michelle Obama and Joe and Jill Biden attend an inaugural ceremony and concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Biden and Obama delivered short speeches at the Lincoln Memorial. Obama said Lincoln  is "the man who made this possible." The Official Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009. Barack and Michelle Obama and Joe and Jill Biden attend an inaugural ceremony and concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Biden and Obama delivered short speeches at the Lincoln Memorial. Obama said Lincoln  is "the man who made this possible."
 January 18, 2009
The Official Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial
Barack and Michelle Obama and Joe and Jill Biden attend an inaugural ceremony and concert at the Lincoln Memorial.
Biden and Obama delivered short speeches at the Lincoln Memorial. Obama said Lincoln  is "the man who made this possible."
Sasha and Malia arrive with grandmother Marian Robinson. Barack, Michelle, Sasha, and Malia Obama, and Joe and Jill Biden attend an inaugural ceremony and concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Heavy security watches over the events from the roof of the Lincoln Memorial as thousands attend Barack Obama's speech and the star-filled concert. The Official Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009. Barack and Michelle Obama and Joe and Jill Biden attend an inaugural ceremony and concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Biden and Obama delivered short speeches at the Lincoln Memorial. Obama said Lincoln  is "the man who made this possible." The Official Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009. Barack and Michelle Obama and Joe and Jill Biden attend an inaugural ceremony and concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Biden and Obama delivered short speeches at the Lincoln Memorial. Obama said Lincoln  is "the man who made this possible." Heavy security watches over the events as thousands attend Barack Obama's speech and the star-filled concert.
The Official Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009. Barack and Michelle Obama and Joe and Jill Biden attend an inaugural ceremony and concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Biden and Obama delivered short speeches at the Lincoln Memorial. Obama said Lincoln  is "the man who made this possible." The Official Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009. Barack and Michelle Obama and Joe and Jill Biden attend an inaugural ceremony and concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Biden and Obama delivered short speeches at the Lincoln Memorial. Obama said Lincoln  is "the man who made this possible."
 January 18, 2009
The Official Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial
Barack, Michelle, Sasha, and Malia Obama, and Joe and Jill Biden attend an inaugural ceremony and concert at the
Lincoln Memorial. Heavy security watches over the events as thousands attend Barack Obama's speech and the star-filled concert.
Read the full text of Barack Obama's remarks at the Lincoln Memorial here.
Watch the Official White House YouTube of Obama's Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial.
Watch the Official White House YouTube of Obama's Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. Photo: The Official Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009. Barack and Michelle Obama and Joe and Jill Biden attend an inaugural ceremony and concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Biden and Obama delivered short speeches at the Lincoln Memorial. Obama said Lincoln  is "the man who made this possible."
 
Michelle and Barack Obama Finish Their Pre-Inaugural Duties on January 19, 2009.
Michelle Obama delivered remarks at the Kids Inaugural: We Are The Future. Michelle attended with daughters Sasha and Malia and members of the Biden family. Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Obama's inauguration. Barack Obama introduced John McCain at the bipartisan dinner in honor of Senator John McCain. Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Obama's inauguration. Barack Obama introduced John McCain at the bipartisan dinner in honor of Senator John McCain. Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Obama's inauguration.
 January 19, 2009
Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Obama's inauguration. Michelle delivered remarks
at the Kids Inaugural: We Are The Future. Michelle attended with daughters Sasha and Malia and members of the Biden family.
Barack Obama introduced John McCain at the bipartisan dinner in honor of Senator John McCain.
Michelle Obama delivered remarks at the Kids Inaugural: We Are The Future. Michelle attended with daughters Sasha and Malia and members of the Biden family. Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Obama's inauguration. Michelle Obama delivered remarks at the Kids Inaugural: We Are The Future. Michelle attended with daughters Sasha and Malia and members of the Biden family. Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Obama's inauguration. Michelle Obama delivered remarks at the Kids Inaugural: We Are The Future. Michelle attended with daughters Sasha and Malia and members of the Biden family. Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Obama's inauguration. Barack Obama introduced John McCain at the bipartisan dinner in honor of Senator John McCain. Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Obama's inauguration. Barack Obama introduced John McCain at the bipartisan dinner in honor of Senator John McCain. Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Obama's inauguration.
Miley Cyrus entertains at youth concert where Michelle Obama delivered remarks at the Kids Inaugural: We Are The Future. Michelle attended with daughters Sasha and Malia and members of the Biden family. Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Obama's inauguration. Barack Obama introduced John McCain at the bipartisan dinner in honor of Senator John McCain. Barack and Michelle Obama do their pre-inauguration duties the day before Obama's inauguration.
The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies Plans for the Obama's Inauguration.
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Preparations for the January 20th inauguration begin within days of November 4th victory.
Construction begins on the dignitaries reviewing stand along the Inaugural Parade route (White House in the background.) Nov 18, 2008.

Above: Construction begins on the dignitaries reviewing stand along the
inaugural parade route (White House in the background.) Nov 18, 2008.

Right: Construction is underway on the inaugural stand in front of the
Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Nov 25, 2008.
Construction is underway on the Inaugural Stand in front of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Nov 25, 2008.
Construction continues on the Inauguration platform in Washington, DC on December 4, 2008.

Above: Construction continues on the inauguration platform
in Washington, DC on December 4, 2008.

Right: Inauguration construction as seen through a Capitol Hill
window in Washington, DC on December 4, 2008.
Inauguration construction as seen through a Capitol Hill window in Washington, DC on December 4, 2008.
Media are invited to view a 40-square foot logistics map of Obama's
Inauguration at the DC Armory on December 18, 2008 (bottom photos).

Map of the Inauguration Parade Route (left).
Click on the map for a large image.
Parade Route Map for the Inauguration of US President Barack Obama. The inauguration of President Barack Obama. President Barack Obama and his first 111 days as the 44th President. Begins with Barack Obama's Inauguration on January 20, 2009. Includes Obama news and Obama photos. Obama111.com - The 56th Presidential Inauguration and the first 111 days of the 44th US President.
Media are invited to view a 40-square foot logistics map of Obama's Inauguration at the DC Armory on December 18, 2008. Media are invited to view a 40-square foot logistics map of Obama's Inauguration at the DC Armory on December 18, 2008.
With a month to go the preparations continue for the 56th Presidential inauguration.
Bullet proof glass gets installed on the Presidential review stand. Chairs are placed in front of the Capitol Building on January 10, 2009 ten days prior to the January 20th inauguration. A worker cleans the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in preparation for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
January 5, 2009
Bullet proof glass gets installed
on the Presidential review stand.
January 10, 2009
Chairs are placed in front of the Capitol Building
ten days prior to the January 20 inauguration.
January 5, 2009
Steps of the Lincoln Memorial
cleaned for inauguration.
Bullet proof glass gets installed on the Presidential review stand. A worker cleans the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in preparation for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Large US flags dominate the front of the Capitol Building in readiness for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009. A floor is installed behind the Lincoln Memorial for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009. A walkway is installed between the Presidential review stand and the White House in preparation for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009.
December 31, 2008
Bullet proof glass on
president's stand.
January 10, 2009
Worker cleans front
of Lincoln Memorial.
January 10, 2009
Flags are placed in
front of Capitol Building.
January 10, 2009
Floor installed behind
Lincoln Memorial.
January 10, 2009
Walkway from White
House to stand installed.
On January 11th over 3,000 participants stage a dress rehearsal of the inauguration.
A full dress rehearsal on the West Front of the US Capitol on the early morning of January 11, 2009. A helicopter departs the East Front of the Capitol Building rehearsing President Bush's flight to Andrews Air Force Base.
A full dress rehearsal on the West Front of the US Capitol on the early morning of January 11, 2009 (left).
A helicopter departs the East Front of the Capitol Building rehearsing President Bush's flight to Andrews Air Force Base (right).
A helicopter departs the East Front of the Capitol Building rehearsing President Bush's flight to Andrews Air Force Base. Marching bands practice marches on Constitution Avenue in front of the Capitol Building in preparation for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009. Full military dress rehearsal on the West Front of the Capitol Building in preparation for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009. US Army practice marches in front of the Capitol Building in preparation for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009. Full military dress rehearsal on the West Front of the Capitol Building in preparation for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009.
A helicopter departs the East Front of the Capitol Building rehearsing President Bush's flight to Andrews Air Force Base. Marching bands practice marches on Constitution Avenue in front of the Capitol Building in preparation for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009. US Marines practice marches in front of the Capitol Building in preparation for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009. Full military dress rehearsal on the East Front of the Capitol Building in preparation for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009.
Air Force helicopter
practices bush departure.
Marching bands practice
on Constitution Avenue.
Full military rehearsal
on West Front of Capitol.
US Army and Marines
practice marches.
Military rehearsals on
West and East steps.
Military personnel are used as stand-ins for Barack and Michelle Obama in a full dress rehearsal of the 56th inauguration. Military personnel on the East Front steps of the Capitol Building are used as stand-ins for Barack and Michelle Obama in a full dress rehearsal of the 56th inauguration.. Military personnel on the East Front steps of the Capitol Building are used as stand-ins for Barack and Michelle Obama in a full dress rehearsal of the 56th inauguration. Military personnel are used as stand-ins for Barack Obama and the Obama family in a full dress rehearsal of the 56th inauguration. Army Staff Sgt. Derrick Brookson at the West Front of the Capitol Building is used as a stand-in for Barack Obama in a full dress rehearsal of the 56th inauguration.
Military personnel are used as stand-ins for Barack and Michelle Obama in a full dress rehearsal of the 56th inauguration. Military personnel are used as stand-ins for Barack Obama and the Obama family in a full dress rehearsal of the 56th inauguration.
On January 11, 2009 over 3,000 participants prepare for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009.
Military personnel are used as stand-ins for Barack Obama and the Obama family in a full dress rehearsal of the 56th inauguration.
US military personnel line the street of the Inaugural Parade route in Washington. Workers look out from a review stand built for President Barack Obama's January 20th inauguration. A worker washes the bullet proof windows of the Presidential review stand in preparation for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Police motorcycles drive by the Presidential review stand in rehearsal for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. A view from the platform where President Barack Obama will deliver his inaugural address on January 20, 2009.
US military line street
for inaugural rehearsal.
Workers look out from
reviewing stand.
President's review stand
windows are cleaned.
Police motorcycles drive
by Presidential stand.
Platform where Obama
delivers inaugural speech. 
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