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article imageWashington prepares for President Obama's 2nd inauguration Special

By Leigh Goessl
Jan 13, 2013 in World
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Washington - As Inauguration Day approaches in the U.S., Washington is full of activity as it readies for the large crowd expected next week. On Sunday, a full rehearsal took place on Capitol Hill.
On Mon., Jan. 21, 2013, the world will witness President Barack Obama's swearing in for his second term as leader of the U.S. As the day approaches, a lot of preparations are occurring on the National Mall as the city gets ready to receive hundreds of thousands of people arriving for the 57th inauguration ceremony.
On a very foggy Sunday, work could be seen taking place from one end of the Mall to the other. Also, a dress rehearsal, with stand-ins for the President and Mrs. Obama and other dignitaries, took place. Additionally, a rehearsal of the parade took place.
Plenty of work has been done, but from the looks of things downtown, much setup still needs to be finished before the big day arrives.
Preparations for next week s Inauguration Ceremony on Capitol Hill. This area  usually open to visit...
Preparations for next week's Inauguration Ceremony on Capitol Hill. This area, usually open to visitors, is now barricaded off as setup takes place.
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On Jan. 13 a full dress Inauguration rehearsal and parade took place on Capitol Hill.  Here is anoth...
On Jan. 13 a full dress Inauguration rehearsal and parade took place on Capitol Hill. Here is another angle in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.
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Areas surrounding the Capitol Building are closed off to visitors as preparations are underway for P...
Areas surrounding the Capitol Building are closed off to visitors as preparations are underway for President Obama's second Inauguration.
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In other parts of the National Mall, tents are being constructed, spectator stands, and patriotic decorations placed on buildings. Any visitors to the nation's Capital on Sunday were watching all the activity take place.
Down towards the center of the National Mall  stands  tents and other construction is taking place i...
Down towards the center of the National Mall, stands, tents and other construction is taking place in preparations for Inauguration Day.
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The Newseum is all dressed up for the Inauguration.
The Newseum is all dressed up for the Inauguration.
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Bank of America located on Pennsylvania Avenue
Bank of America located on Pennsylvania Avenue
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Down on the other end of the National Mall was full of activity outside of the White House. There is lots of construction going on down on Pennsylvania Avenue.
The White House  a week before Inauguration Day 2013
The White House, a week before Inauguration Day 2013
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All throughout downtown Washington  various stands for seating are currently set up.
All throughout downtown Washington, various stands for seating are currently set up.
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This structure was built and placed in front of the White House.
This structure was built and placed in front of the White House.
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The White House is always fenced off  but currently additional barriers are set up as the city prepa...
The White House is always fenced off, but currently additional barriers are set up as the city prepares for President Obama's second Inauguration Day.
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Anyone looking to view the White House as Inauguration Day approaches must do so off to the side. (M...
Anyone looking to view the White House as Inauguration Day approaches must do so off to the side. (Most of the visitors are off to the right of this image taking pictures)
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Inauguration seating set up in front of the U.S. Treasury Building
Inauguration seating set up in front of the U.S. Treasury Building
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Officer leads K-9 to scope out the area and equipment in front of the White House
Officer leads K-9 to scope out the area and equipment in front of the White House
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Reportedly, the President's second inauguration will not be as large was the first one was, but it will still be grand. And from the looks of things that are shaping up on the National Mall, it will be.
What looks like thousands of chairs is currently set up in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.
What looks like thousands of chairs is currently set up in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.
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The public inauguration ceremony will be held Jan. 21 on the west front of the U.S. Capitol. According to Fox News, authorities expect between 600,000 and 800,000 people to be on the National Mall next Monday. The parade, led by President and Mrs. Obama, will take place after the oath-taking ceremony.
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