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Final Preparation for Inauguration Day

Workers, street vendors and even musicians make final preparations for Inauguration Day.

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A U.S. Capitol Police officer stands guard on the inauguration platform. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Workers place security fences in place near the Capitol building. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Final preparations on the inaugural platform. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Capitol policeman Brian Giles peers from the west front of the U.S. Capitol onto the platform where President Barack Obama will take the oath of office. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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A policeman walks along the west front of the Capitol building, where President Barack Obama take the oath of office. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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A microphone stands over a podium on the west Capitol platform, where President Barack Obama will take the oath of office. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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A signpost marks the edge of a secure area at the Capitol. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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A worker cleans rows of seats where people will watch President Obama take the oath of office. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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A worker cleans bulletproof glass on the west Capitol platform. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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A vendor sells inauguration paraphernalia near the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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A brass band performs on a street corner as Washington prepares. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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