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No shortage of enthusiasm as Obamas hit the streets on inauguration day

Tuesday, 22 Jan, 2013 - 00:57

Jan. 21 - Crowds wave and cheer as they take in inauguration celebrations. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hit the streets on inauguration Day While the crowds may be smaller than his first term , there is no shortage of enthusiasm. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JANINE JONES, PARADE ATTENDEE FROM SLIDELL, LOUISIANA, SAYING: "It was a historical moment, it was awesome, I mean awesome. It's speechless, I can't say nothing." Some came to witness history (SOUNDBITE) (English) GERI DORIS, PARADE ATTENDEE FROM WASHINGTON, D.C., SAYING: "I mean, I might have not even have voted for him but to see our president, it is just an amazing opportunity as an American." For others it was a history lesson (SOUNDBITE) (English) TWELVE YEAR-OLD KILLIAN OQUENDO, PARADE ATTENDEE FROM MIAMI, FLORIDA SAYING ON SEEING OBAMA SAYING: "Yeah it was incredible, my first time." After watching the rest of the parade from a bullet-proof VIP viewing stand in front of the White House, the Obamas plan to head to the two inaugural balls - rather than the 10 that were held in 2009.

No shortage of enthusiasm as Obamas hit the streets on inauguration day

Tuesday, 22 Jan, 2013 - 00:57

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