Spots by the Jumbotrons were especially valuable.
It looked like many people camped out overnight. This couple was near the WWII Memorial. There was a person underneath that pile of blankets.
Lots of volunteers were handing out flags.
These are my friends, Drake and Amanda. They just got engaged and were having a great time. We staked them out a place by a tree (to lean up against) for the long wait. I said goodbye to them here to go take more pictures and walk back home to watch the Big Speech on TV.
There was TONS of security.
This was the very closest I got to the Capitol. About three blocks away. These guys weren't letting anyone in!
This is obviously CNN's Campaign 2008 Bus's last stop.
For some reason, any kind of winter gear with Obama written in sequins was VERY popular.
Obama blankets were also a hit.
These were people coming in down 17th Street from the Metro stations.
Notice the "Barackwurst" for sale at one of the refreshment stands. $8.00! I didn't get one.
Walking back home, the White House seemed strangely empty. It was completely blocked off from Constitution Avenue.
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