Obama’s historic speech evokes grand applause

January 21st, 2009 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS  

Washignton, Jan 20 (IANS) US President Barack Obama, always an eloquent orator, received a thunderous applause from hundreds of thousands gathered to witness the historic occasion as he completed his 20-minute speech on rejuvenating ideals of the founding fathers.As Obama completed his 20-minute speech outlining the vision of his presidency, applause broke out at the Mall.

He nodded and acknowledged the applause, and then turned to his predecessor George W. Bush, standing next to him on the podium.

Bush, who was clapping, gave him a hug as his wife Michelle smiled.

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