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Inauguration photo gallery: A new day dawns

By: Sarah Hicks on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:21 p.m.
Obama inauguration

Photo: Kim Ludbrook/EPA/ZUMA Press

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A proud crowd

Crowds fill the National Mall prior to the start of the inauguration for Barack Obama, who became the 44th president of the United States at noon on Tuesday. Unofficial estimates put the crowd on the Mall at 2 million people.