Stars come out for inauguration bash

Security nightmare as up to four million people expected in Washington on Tuesday, writes Niall Stanage

17th January, 2009

History may be in the making, but that means the logistical challenges facing the organisers of Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration are all the more daunting. Obama will be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States at noon local time (5pm Irish time) on Tuesday. Estimates of the size of the crowds expected in Washington DC for the event range from one million to four million people.

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