Photo Gallery: Celebrating The Inauguration From Afar

  • As Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, people across the world found many different ways to celebrate. Here, a villager in Kogelo, Kenya, where Obama's father was born, wears a paper hat bearing the message "We Have Hope."
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    As Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, people across the world found many different ways to celebrate. Here, a villager in Kogelo, Kenya, where Obama's father was born, wears a paper hat bearing the message "We Have Hope."
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  • Hundreds of students in Nairobi, Kenya, cheer as they watch an inauguration broadcast on the lawn of Nairobi University.
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    Hundreds of students in Nairobi, Kenya, cheer as they watch an inauguration broadcast on the lawn of Nairobi University.
    Sayyid Azim/AP
  • Children in Islamabad, Pakistan, wave portraits of the United States' new president during a prayer ceremony for global peace.
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    Children in Islamabad, Pakistan, wave portraits of the United States' new president during a prayer ceremony for global peace.
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  • As inauguration attendees shiver in Washington, D.C., a group of "Obama Girls" in the city of Obama, Japan, perform a Hawaiian hula dance at a Buddhist temple.
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    As inauguration attendees shiver in Washington, D.C., a group of "Obama Girls" in the city of Obama, Japan, perform a Hawaiian hula dance at a Buddhist temple.
    Katsumi Kasahara/AP
  • American students at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, jump up and down as Barack Obama is sworn in.
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    American students at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, jump up and down as Barack Obama is sworn in.
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  • South of Baghdad, Sgt. Beverlee Burton of Cleveland (center) lets the tears flow while watching the ceremony from a dining hall on a U.S military base.
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    South of Baghdad, Sgt. Beverlee Burton of Cleveland (center) lets the tears flow while watching the ceremony from a dining hall on a U.S military base.
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  • Sharra Wilson applauds the 44th U.S. president from Dundas Square in downtown Toronto.
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    Sharra Wilson applauds the 44th U.S. president from Dundas Square in downtown Toronto.
    Nathan Denette/AP
  • About 1,200 residents of Juneau, Alaska, crowd into Centennial Hall to watch a live broadcast of the ceremony.
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    About 1,200 residents of Juneau, Alaska, crowd into Centennial Hall to watch a live broadcast of the ceremony.
    Al Grillo/AP
  • As the ceremony in winds down in Washington, D.C., the Fort Greene Senior Action Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., turns into a dance party.
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    As the ceremony in winds down in Washington, D.C., the Fort Greene Senior Action Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., turns into a dance party.
    Kathy Willens/AP
  • Janina Ozda of Germany and Sean Canning of Ireland reflect on President Obama's words in New York City's Times Square.
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    Janina Ozda of Germany and Sean Canning of Ireland reflect on President Obama's words in New York City's Times Square.
    Jason DeCrow/AP
  • In Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood broadcast the inauguration live for visitors, including Miss America pageant contestant Jackie Geist of California (second from right).
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    In Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood broadcast the inauguration live for visitors, including Miss America pageant contestant Jackie Geist of California (second from right).
    Ronda Churchill/AP
  • Mary K. Jones, 78, (right) and Ella Crawford, 73, honor the United States' first black president from the Hannan House cultural center in Detroit.
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    Mary K. Jones, 78, (right) and Ella Crawford, 73, honor the United States' first black president from the Hannan House cultural center in Detroit.
    Paul Sancya/AP

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