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Spectators stay warm on cold inauguration morning

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Spectators are seen before the inauguration of President Barack Obama, in Washington D.C.

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Brandon Adamski and Alicia Burke keep warm in a blanket as they and others gather near the U.S. Capitol building on the National Mall for the Inauguration ceremony on Jan. 21, in Washington, D.C.

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People smile as they enter the National Mall for the ceremonial swearing-in ceremonies on the West front of the U.S. Capitol.

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People stand in the cold as they wait for the start of the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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People gather near the U.S. Capitol on the National Mall for the Inauguration ceremony.

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Festivities for President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

As Inauguration Day dawned and people streamed through the wintry cold toward the Capitol grounds, Washington was in security lockdown, with thousands of police and National Guard troops deployed, barricades up and Humvee military vehicles blocking major intersections. Continue reading complete article.

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