About two million converge to watch Obamas swearing-in ceremony

January 20th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Jan.20 (ANI): About two million people have converged into the area between the Capitol, the White House and the Lincoln Memorial to witness the first African American President taking oath of office and secrecy in a short while from now, replacing George W.Bush .
Many of these people will remain to be over a mile away from the actual venue of swearing-in ceremony. But they will watch the historical moment taking place
on giant TV screens erected along the National Mall.
Thousands arrived before daylight Tuesday in standing-room-only trains. They carried blankets and wore Obama scarves to ward off the wind chills of minus 15
degrees Fahrenheit.
Earlier, suburban Washington train stations were jammed. A four-story parking deck at the Springfield, Virginia, station was filled at 5 a.m. Trains rolling
into the stop about 15 miles south of the Capitol had no room for the hundreds on the platform. (ANI)

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