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Change has come! by various photographers (30 images)

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On an extraordinary day in the life of America, Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States on January 20th 2009. Before a crowd of more than a million, Obama became the first African-American to take command of a nation founded by slaveholders.

Two and a half months earlier, on November 4th 2008, the president-elect spoke to another great crowd in Grant Park, Chicago. These are excerpts from his speech:

"If there is anyone out there...
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