Photos, round 2.

In honor of yesterday's historic moment, I figured I should post a few Inauguration photos that I took while downtown (yes, I was one of the crazy people who decided to test my mettle and brave the crowds).

I'll let the pictures do the talking; no need for a photo essay here. One or two might have a caption to explain a bit of the mood or the context, but I'll try to keep it to a minimum.

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This was taken through the split in a fence that was about to be breached by the angry, frustrated crowd I was trapped within. Overworked police were exhibiting frayed nerves, having been constantly tasked with keeping a (somewhat) rowdy mob at bay since 4 a.m.
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Various jurisdictions (Border Patrol, Secret Service, MPD, surrounding counties, etc.) were all present to help provide police presence. This one doesn't seem particularly pleased at how in the hell I got on this side of the fence (don't ask).
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The standstill was bad enough that people climbed on top of the 100+ row of portable bathrooms and began making their way towards the street from an elevated (albeit smelly) position.
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18th Street, walking home. It's my favorite photo from the entire day (the silhouettes are a close second).


Again, please let me know if they're showing up strangely sized or if it seems like the page is taking too long to load; I wanted to present full-resolution images (click on them) because it's always nice to see the details, but in future posts I can always compress the files a bit in order to speed up page refresh time.

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