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Nailed it! A helping hammer from across the aisle as John Boehner steps in to assist Nancy Pelosi

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Impatient with how long it was taking House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to drive a nail, Speaker of the House John Boehner finishes the job with one stroke during the "First Nail" ceremony, signifying the start of construction of the 2013 Inaugural Platform in front of the U.S. Capitol. Afterwards, she looks very impressed with his handiwork. 

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Members of Congress swing their hammers during the event. The winner of the Nov. 6 presidential election will be sworn in on the platform on Jan. 21, 2013.

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