Washington D.C was completely abuzz this week in anticipation of the inauguration of Barack Obama. The city took on a very positive vibe, with locals and visitors taking to the streets to express their excitement about the new administration. Although very cold, the weather didn't stop ~2 million people from flocking to witness the swearing in, some of whom participated in this bizarre pre-inauguration ritual in Dupont Circle the day before.
Addendum: Here's the ultimate in Spot-the-Politico (StP), one of my favorite local games, next to Country-Spotting with diplomatic license plates (you know, AF = Japan, YR = Russia, VJ = Brazil, etc.). In this episode of StP, you'll get extra points for spotting Kucinich, Clarence Thomas (asleep?), Newt Gingrich (miffed?), John Kerry (well-coiffed), and Jedi Master, Obi Wan Kenobi (5 rows back from Souter). Sorry, no points for finding W (smirking) or Scalia (what's with that cap?). Please to enjoy. Warning: Time Sink Potential = 10/10.