President-elect Barack Obama smiles as he greets the crowd in Wilmington, Delaware, Saturday, January 17, 2009. Obama and Vice President-elect Biden made a ceremonial rail trip from Philadelphia and Wilmington to Washington. (April Saul/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT)
President-elect Barack Obama smiles as he greets the crowd in Wilmington, Delaware, Saturday, January 17, 2009. Obama and Vice President-elect Biden made a ceremonial rail trip from Philadelphia and Wilmington to Washington. (April Saul/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT) April Saul / Philadelphia Inquirer / MCT
President-elect Barack Obama smiles as he greets the crowd in Wilmington, Delaware, Saturday, January 17, 2009. Obama and Vice President-elect Biden made a ceremonial rail trip from Philadelphia and Wilmington to Washington. (April Saul/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT) April Saul / Philadelphia Inquirer / MCT

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