Millions On Hand to Witness History

Millions On Hand to Witness History
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 19, 2009

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Cheerful supporters rejoice in the coming of a new day at the National Mall in Washington D.C.

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One of the hottest commodities this season is Obama in print. This proud supporter came all the way from Ohio to show off her Obama paper.

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From the runways to the streets, Obama gear is what’s in. This lovely lady rocked a studded Obama sweatshirt for this historic event.

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This little girl braved the freezing cold to support her soon-to-be president. She was so excited to show us her Obama poster.

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Chris Matthews, host of of MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” joined the festivities and gladly took pictures with his fans.

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Vendors hit the streets of D.C. with all sorts of Obama merchandise. This D.C. native sold these commemorative tees for $20 apiece.

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These young children listened intently to MSNBC broadcasts of their future president, Barack Obama.

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Though at first shy, this excited Obama supporter gave us his best smile while saying, “Yes we did!”

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From commemorative tees to calendars, this historic inauguration will never be forgotten.

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This vendor and Obama supporter sold exclusive calendars with an image of Barack and Michelle’s anticipated first dance.

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