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Courtesy Flush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:15 AM
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Aerial photo of inauguration
http://www.popsci.com/content/inauguration-day

Not sure what time this was taken. The crowds looked bigger on TV, so this may not have been at a peak time.

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Zuiderelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:18 AM
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1. I believe that was at peak time. That's a HUGE number of people.
They are clustered in some spots because of the jumbotrons (like around the Washington Monument) and at others because of barricades.

When you consider the scale and that those are HUMAN BEINGS photographed from space, it's pretty amazing. They look like enormous anthills.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:19 AM
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2. That is amazing.
Looks like everyone is clustered so they can see the jumbotrons.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:34 AM
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8. Yup.
Somewhere in one of those rather large clusters on the Mall was where I was. It was QUITE crowded...I couldn't really see the jumbotrons very well but I heard it perfectly..Watching the crowd itself after the swearing in was amazing in and of itself.
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MarcMus Donating Member (38 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:20 AM
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3. Maybe
But it's still way more people than I've ever seen care about a inauguration. I wish they did a more accurate head count.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:20 AM
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4. Wow!
Thanks for posting that.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:22 AM
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5. and poor Tucker Carlson was inconvenienced on his walk
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:23 AM
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6. John King did a thing with his magic board on this yesterday on CNN
This photo is much better
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:25 AM
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7. That is awesome!
:bounce:
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:42 AM
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9. It sure felt more crowded than it looks in this photo.
I was in the silver ticket in the big cluster in front of the Jumbotron.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:54 AM
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10. If that's peak, then I'm upset.
I was at the base of the Washington Monument and it looks as though many of us could have gotten into those less-populated blocks. Instead, old men and women who've waited their whole lives to see this day had to walk an additional 7 blocks to get to the Washington Monument. Many had to walk all the way from Nationals Park where most of the charter buses were parked.
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Sinistrous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:07 AM
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11. An amature analysis (mine) of the shadows puts it before noon.
The shadows are pointing NNW or so. IMHO, at noon, they would be pointing almost due north.
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Abies Donating Member (201 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:21 AM
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12. The source says it was taken at 11:19 am
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