Worth a Thousand Words
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
The Boston Globe has assembled a stunning array of photos from Inauguration Day. Images from Washington, D.C., and from viewing parties around the world capture the excitement and wonder of that historic day. The subjects include Kenyans in Obama’s father’s home town, former Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos embracing, and crowds at the capital’s Mall as photographed from a satellite.
Click here to see the gallery.
(h/t Ryan Block of gadget blogging fame)
White House / Eric Draper
Following tradition, former President Bush left an envelope on his desk for his successor. The notation “44” refers to Barack Obama’s place in history—he is the 44th president.