Photo Gallery: Celebrating The Inauguration From Afar
January 20, 2009 10:00 PM ET
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."
Hundreds of students in Nairobi, Kenya, cheer as they watch an inauguration broadcast on the lawn of Nairobi University.
Children in Islamabad, Pakistan, wave portraits of the United States' new president during a prayer ceremony for global peace.
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.
American students at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, jump up and down as Barack Obama is sworn in.
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.
Sharra Wilson applauds the 44th U.S. president from Dundas Square in downtown Toronto.
About 1,200 residents of Juneau, Alaska, crowd into Centennial Hall to watch a live broadcast of the ceremony.
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.
Janina Ozda of Germany and Sean Canning of Ireland reflect on President Obama's words in New York City's Times Square.
In Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood broadcast the inauguration live for visitors, including Miss America pageant contestant Jackie Geist of California (second from right).
Mary K. Jones, 78, (right) and Ella Crawford, 73, honor the United States' first black president from the Hannan House cultural center in Detroit.