I'm not sure if I ever realized that the preparations for an inauguration were so thorough. Do any of you have tickets? If so, it sounds like it's going to be a packed house, so good luck getting where you need to go!
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Army Staff Sgt. Derrick Brooks (L) stands in for President-elect Barack Obama and Navy Yeoman 1st. Class LaSean McCray (R) stands in for his wife Michelle as they pass the White House during a dress rehearsal of the parade portion of Obama's presidential inauguration Jan. 11, in Washington, DC. The actual inauguration is scheduled to take place on Jan. 20th, swearing in Obama as the nation's 44th president.