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A ticket in to the SRO silver section.
A ticket in to the SRO silver section.

To the inauguration: "as close as possible"

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It's clear and cold in Washington DC this morning. Crowds are streaming into the city this morning as people head to the historic inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.
Downtown Washington D.C. is usually humming on a weekday morning, but not like this. Tens, hundreds of thousands of people have turned the city's orderly grid of streets into a festival as they stream up from subway stations and throng past parked buses, emergency vehicles and street vendors. Security checkpoints have been mobbed. Martha Foley talked with recent Canton High School graduate Drew Pynchon last week about being in Kenya for the fall campaign, and the election night victory of Kenya's favorite son, Barack Obama. He was in Nairobi on a semester study program there. When Pynchon spoke with Martha Foley this morning at 7:30, he was on his way to the National Mall. (update at 9:30 a.m.- he was in the Silver SRO section, about 30 yards from a jumbotron, and could see the podium, far in the distance.)

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Martha Foley
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