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January 19, 2009 7:11 PM

Swarms arrive for inauguration filled with expectations, hope

They came, they shivered, they soaked up the history and they plotted their moves for Inauguration Day. Downtown Washington took on the vibe of a history-making carnival, complete with vendors hawking Obama wares from the backs of trucks. Outside the White House, the mood was of that of a state fair midway.

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