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Iwillnevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 11:17 PM
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Stunning Inauguration photos
Because I can't get enough. Kleenex alert.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/01/the_inaugurati...
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TeamJordan23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 11:22 PM
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1. thanks. Boston Globe also had great pics of the General Election back in the Nov. nm
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 11:22 PM
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2. i especially love the foreign ones
this is an amazing pic but i always think i would be uncomfortable if i was inside a crowd like this. maybe it's not as packed as it seems and i could easily make my way around and out.


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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:01 AM
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18. There was some room to move around a little
but yeah, we got jostled a lot too. :)

dg
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 11:33 PM
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3. Stunning is not an overstatement. My favorite is #19. nt
Edited on Fri Jan-23-09 11:34 PM by patrice
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 11:43 PM
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4. Wow! Great photos
Cutie Sasha was standing on a step stool during her daddy oath.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 11:47 PM
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6. i thought that was so cute
she is just so adorable .
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Joe the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 11:47 PM
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5. Wow really great pics.
love it. :thumbsup:
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 11:54 PM
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7. My favorite ...


GREAT pictures .... many are true art ...
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Iwillnevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:44 AM
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15. Yup, this one
to me is the essence of "You Were There."
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EraOfResponsibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:16 AM
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8. kicked and rec'd
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bevoette Donating Member (609 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:40 AM
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9. i can't believe there were no arrests. that's beyond amazing. (nm)
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 12:40 AM by bevoette
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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:12 AM
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10. great find ..thx k&r nt
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:50 AM
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11. Beautiful, thank you! I especially enjoy the spontaneousness of Michelle & Barak --
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:00 AM
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12. That one has some beautiful hands!
and he's left handed too! w00t!
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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:15 AM
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13. greatest pic post ever K & R
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66 dmhlt Donating Member (935 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:50 AM
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14. Those are amazing! Thanks for finding & sharing them.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:58 AM
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16. Wonderful pictures. Thanks for posting.
I missed the communal experience of the inauguration because I watched from my desk at work. thanks for the pictures.
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Iwillnevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:56 AM
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17. When was the last time
we had such a gorgeous, photogenic family in the White House? Oh, right....the Kennedys!
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:24 PM
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22. And by then, we were not aware of the dark secrets behind them..
well, behind JFK.

So at least with this family they are beautiful indoor and outdoor.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:04 PM
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19. Great photos! This one is my favorite -
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:27 PM
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20. Tommie Smith and John Carlos.




At last.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:23 PM
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21. Thanks for posting that link! My favorite was ...
the officer at Guano'mo replacing the official portrait of the CINC. That may be the one change that is more important than any other.

(And the look that Michelle is giving BHO in that close-up shot is just too hot for public consumption.)
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:44 PM
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23. wow - the power of the people
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:07 PM
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24. Incredible pictures!
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:35 PM
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25. I didn't think I had any happy tears left ... but I just found out I do.
This picture of the two 1968 Olympics medalists who put their fists in the air as a silent protest against racial discrimiation ... hugging each other and their wives as Obama was sworn in ... WOW WOW WOW ... that's when the tears started really flowing for me.

40 years after their silent protest at the 1968 Olympics, Gold Medalist Tommie Smith hugs Bronze Medalist John Carlos, and their wives Delois Smith and Charlene Carlos after Barack Obama is officially sworn in as the President of the United States. Photo taken in the Smith room at the Sheraton Boston in Boston, MA. (Boston Globe/Stan Grossfeld)

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CitizenLeft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:53 PM
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28. me too.
I broke down. :cry: I remember all the "outrage" from the media right after they did it in 1968... and now look. You said it best. WOW WOW WOW.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:36 PM
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26. THANKS for the link
those are GREAT! :thumbsup:
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:33 PM
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27. I just can't get enough either--thanks so much for the link!
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 08:37 PM by renate
#10 is so poignant... those people, so proud of Obama, having to watch him on a tiny little TV, but they're just as happy and rapt as anybody watching on a 60-inch plasma. And check out that beautiful American flag in the background--could anything be more touching?

That one, plus #12, #14, #29 and all the others of just plain regular folks all around the world watching the inauguration of the President of the United States made me realize how much our country still affects the rest of this planet. I'd like to think that from now on we can affect it for the better.

And #23 and #38 just about made me bust out crying.

Thank you thank you thank you!

(Gah! Edited to change #28 to #38! #28 just made me happy to see him go, but #38 is absolutely beautiful.)
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:58 PM
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29. Okay...what kind of watch does the President wear?
I am a fan of watches and wouldn't mind getting one like it....


Anyone know?
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RubyDuby in GA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:52 PM
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30. Those were amazing. They brought tears to my eyes!
I can't get over how damn proud I am of our leaders again!
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:53 PM
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31. Heh:
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:04 PM
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32. So many really really good ones, but this odd little one caught me by surprise.

U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Bill Mesta replaces an official picture of outgoing President George W. Bush with that of newly-sworn-in U.S. President Barack Obama, in the lobby of the headquarters of the U.S. Naval Base January 20, 2009 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:09 PM
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33. I loved the one of the soldiers in Baghdad with tears in their eyes
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Miss Chybil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:10 PM
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34. Thank you. Those are amazing! nt
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Iwillnevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 09:14 AM
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35. Perhaps a reward
for having lived through the past 8 years.
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geiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 09:24 AM
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36. WOW
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