Guests arrive for the inauguration ceremony of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, in Washington

 
Guests arrive for the inauguration ceremony of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, in Washington
Guests arrive for the inauguration ceremony of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, in Washington, January 20, 2009. Barack Obama was poised to make history on Tuesday as the first black U.S. president, riding a wave of public optimism he will need to tap to deal with the worst economic crisis in 70 years and two wars. REUTERS/Scott Andrews/Pool (UNITED STATES)