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Obama Inauguration 2009

Obama Inauguration 2009

Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.) was elected President of the United States in November 2008. The new President-elect is shown here at the White House on Jan. 20, 2009 with his wife Michelle Obama at far right and President and Mrs. George W. Bush a they leave for the Inauguration ceremonies at the U.S. Capitol Building. The night before on Jan. 19, The Illinois State Society of Washington, DC honored its tradition of hosting a nonpartisan Illinois Inaugural Gala that dates back to the Inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln in 1861. The Illiniois gala hosted thousands of guests at the Renaissance Hotel.

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