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Inauguration Scrapbook

A sampler of photos from the grounds of the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

ABC News Radio Correspondents Aaron Katersky, left, and Vic Ratner report from the West Front of the Capitol during the Obama inauguration. Photo courtesy ABC
A view of the crowd from near the foot of the podium, looking west down the National Mall. Photo by Paul McLane
The audience watches Joe Biden’s swearing in on one of the large monitors that lined the Mall. Photo by Paul McLane
Oprah was in attendance near the front seats, and her fans were vocal. Photo by Paul McLane
Reporters and other media representatives were among those who stood on chairs and craned to take pictures of the event. Photo by Paul McLane
President Obama delivers his inaugural address. Photo by Paul McLane
Air Force Honor Guard ushers. Photo by Paul McLane
Former President Bush’s helicopter departs the Capitol area. Photo by Paul McLane
Colin Powell preps for a network TV interview. Photo by Paul McLane

Harman said its JBL Professional and Crown Audio divisions were used by Maryland Sound for the inauguration ceremony, “the largest civic-event audience ever served by an outdoor sound reinforcement system in the United States.” The system included JBL Professional VERTEC line array loudspeakers powered by Crown Audio I-Tech amplifiers and managed using Harman HiQnet System Architect software. The sound system was designed by Pat Baltzell of Baltzell Audio Design. Photo courtesy Harman

#16 celebrates #44. Photo by Paul McLane

One supporter makes his feelings clear among the post-inauguration litter. Photo by Paul McLane