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FILE -- People continue to fill the National Mall in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 20, as they wait for the Inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President.
The Washington Examiner reports that the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Agency has lowered the number of expected attendees at the inauguration of President Obama.
Officials are expecting 500,000 to 700,000 people to attend -- a decrease from the previous number of 800,000.
Approximately 1.8 million people attending Obama's 2009 inauguration.
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