Crowds fill the National Mall ahead of the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected to the office of President in the history of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
On Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States.
Inauguration of Barack Obama
Live coverage of the inauguration of Barack Obama as 44th president of the United States.