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Thousands soak in a monumental moment on the National Mall

Inauguration of Obama viewed as American renewal

Thousands visited the National Mall near the Washington Monument yesterday. Thousands visited the National Mall near the Washington Monument yesterday. (Alex Brandon/ Associated Press)
By Michael Kranish
Globe Staff / January 20, 2009

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WASHINGTON - Don Webster of Vermont, one of thousands of visitors streaming toward the National Mall yesterday afternoon, stopped on a corner near the White House and came upon a large sign that said in bold script: "Restoration in Progress." (Full article: 361 words)

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