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January 20 2009

Vehicles in the motorcade of President-elect Barack Obama are seen as they pass by the Capitol in Washington, DC. Barack Obama's team vowed Sunday to hit the ground running on the recession-hit economy and Iraq, as a star-studded concert kicked off a three-day inauguration party for America's first black president.
(AFP/Mandel Ngan)
(AFP/Mandel Ngan)
Inauguration Day for 44th President

Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th President today and will be the first to use the Lincoln Bible since Lincoln used it in 1861.

The 16th President is Obama's most admired.

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865.

"A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved - I do not expect the house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other." Lincoln's 'House-Divided' Speech in Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858.

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