Nydailynews has a great collection of photos. It feels to me as if we have ousted a paranoid dictator and taken back our country. It feels to me as if greed, ignorance and fear are going to be replaced by conservation, acceptance of science and levelheadedness. This is what I feel as I see that helicopter getting rid of Bush. Why he was not impeached for his many crimes and abuses of power I will never understand.
After the ceremony, it was time for the Obamas and Bidens say good-bye to former President and First Lady George and Laura Bush.
Obama made some calls, including ones to the Palestinian leadership in the Gaza Strip and to the Israeli Prime Minister.
Earlier that morning, Obama took his final steps toward history.
In his inaugural address, Obama called for a new ‘era of responsibility,’ in the U.S., saying that ‘Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin again the work of remaking America.
Former president Bill Clinton with his wife, Hillary, there to celebrate the inauguration.
Left to right, former NBA great Magic Johnson, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, California Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.
The presidential motorcade headed down Pennsylvania Avenue en route to the U.S. Capitol for the ceremony . .
Spectators there to witness the historic day had been waiting patiently . . .