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Barack Obama's inaugural address

The inauguration of Barack Obama as president of the United States on 20 January was observed intently by billions of people around the world. One of the unusual aspects of Obama's candidacy for president was that he is such a gifted writer and speaker, a fact which has already led to comparisons with Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy.

Among the crowd in front of the US Capitol on the day of the inauguration was the Lowy Institute’s Michael Fullilove. Michael provided a first-hand account of the day's events via video-conference at an event at the Lowy Institute on 23 January.

 

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