America greets its 44th President Barack Obama with a deafening roar

January 21st, 2009 - 1:29 am ICT by ANI  

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Washington, Jan.20 (ANI): There was a deafening roar which erupted among the crowd of hundreds of thousands of people, as President-elect Barack Obama was introduced at the Capitol before his swearing-in on Tuesday. The crowd greeted the President-elect to the stage shouting: Obama, Obama.
Earlier, thousands of spectators crammed the street outside one of the security gates at the ceremony Thursday.
Saddleback Church founder Rick Warren delivered the invocation, calling for the nation to put its differences aside. “We know today that [the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.] and a great cloud of witnesses are shouting in heaven,” Rick Warren stated in the prayer. Obama, sworn in using the same Bible that was used in Abraham Lincoln’’s inauguration, greeted congressional leaders on a stage stretching across the front of the Capitol.
Obama extended Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, a warm hug after being introduced. (ANI)

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