| Tuesday, January 20, 2009

from flickr user USA TODAY
In this view looking west from the U.S. Capitol, crowds gather on the National Mall on Inauguration Day for President-elect Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. Visible in the foreground is the equestrian statue of Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, President Abraham Lincoln's chief military officer during the Civil War, and, later, the 18th President of the United States. By Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY