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A View Of Inauguration: Pictures From NPR Journalists

Numb thumbs didn't stop the NPR crew from being part of the social media buzz during yesterday's 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C.

A team of hosts and reporters assembled at the U.S. Capitol to guide listeners through a special live broadcast of the inaugural festivities on air, and many also took to Twitter and Instagram to share first-hand accounts of the pomp and circumstance happening around the National Mall.

Scroll through the slideshow below for a special behind-the-scenes (and above-the-stage) look from reporting yesterday's inaugural ceremonies.

  • The NPR team arrived to work bright and early Monday morning. Pictured (l to r) is All Things Considered Host Audie Cornish, Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep, and White House Correspondents Scott Horsley and Ari Shapiro standing in front of the U.S. Capitol.
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    The NPR team arrived to work bright and early Monday morning. Pictured (l to r) is All Things Considered Host Audie Cornish, Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep, and White House Correspondents Scott Horsley and Ari Shapiro standing in front of the U.S. Capitol.
    courtesy of Ari Shapiro
  • An Instagram photo from White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro shows the U.S. Capitol draped in flags on inauguration morning. Shapiro's caption: "Sun rising over the dome. Earlybird filter seems appropriate."
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    An Instagram photo from White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro shows the U.S. Capitol draped in flags on inauguration morning. Shapiro's caption: "Sun rising over the dome. Earlybird filter seems appropriate."
    courtesy of Ari Shapiro
  • The NPR crew seated and ready to start live, on-air coverage of the inaugural ceremony. Pictured (l to r) Director Sarah Handel, Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep, All Things Considered Host Audie Cornish and White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro.
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    The NPR crew seated and ready to start live, on-air coverage of the inaugural ceremony. Pictured (l to r) Director Sarah Handel, Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep, All Things Considered Host Audie Cornish and White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro.
    courtesy of Arnie Seipel
  • As the sun starting to rise on inauguration morning, Morning Edition Assistant Editor Arnie Seipel posted this panoramic view of the U.S. Capitol on Twitter.
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    As the sun starting to rise on inauguration morning, Morning Edition Assistant Editor Arnie Seipel posted this panoramic view of the U.S. Capitol on Twitter.
    courtesy of Arnie Seipel
  • National Desk Correspondent Jeff Brady tweeted this photo of Chicago resident Cheryl Copeland sporting a "bling-ed" number 44 jersey (President Obama is the 44th president) on the National Mall.
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    National Desk Correspondent Jeff Brady tweeted this photo of Chicago resident Cheryl Copeland sporting a "bling-ed" number 44 jersey (President Obama is the 44th president) on the National Mall.
    courtesy of Jeff Brady
  • Photojournalist John Poole shared this photo on the NPR Instagram feed of this stylish pup named Juicy, who braved the cold weather and crowds to watch the inaugural ceremony from the National Mall.
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    Photojournalist John Poole shared this photo on the NPR Instagram feed of this stylish pup named Juicy, who braved the cold weather and crowds to watch the inaugural ceremony from the National Mall.
    John Poole/NPR
  • Down on the opposite end of the National Mall from the U.S. Capitol, Production Assistant Liz Baker tweeted this photo of National Political Correspondent Don Gonyea standing in front of a golden-hued Lincoln Memorial.
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    Down on the opposite end of the National Mall from the U.S. Capitol, Production Assistant Liz Baker tweeted this photo of National Political Correspondent Don Gonyea standing in front of a golden-hued Lincoln Memorial.
    courtesy of Liz Baker
  • From the looks of Production Assistant Liz Baker's "trash art" photo, it appears the unofficial Inauguration Day drink of choice was caffeinated.
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    From the looks of Production Assistant Liz Baker's "trash art" photo, it appears the unofficial Inauguration Day drink of choice was caffeinated.
    courtesy of Liz Baker
  • Standing among the crowd at the inaugural parade, All Things Considered Host Melissa Block snapped this photo of two-year-old Taniya Washington hoisted on her uncle's shoulders with an American flag. According to Block's tweet, Taniya's uncle told his nieces, "Y'all's next! You guys are the future!"
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    Standing among the crowd at the inaugural parade, All Things Considered Host Melissa Block snapped this photo of two-year-old Taniya Washington hoisted on her uncle's shoulders with an American flag. According to Block's tweet, Taniya's uncle told his nieces, "Y'all's next! You guys are the future!"
    courtesy of Melissa Block
  • Director Sarah Handel shared a photo of her podium view during James Taylor's performance of "America the Beautiful."
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    Director Sarah Handel shared a photo of her podium view during James Taylor's performance of "America the Beautiful."
    courtesy of Sarah Handel
  • After a long day's work, NPR National Desk Reporter Sonari Glinton posted a photo on Instagram of White House Correspondent Scott Horsley lugging his "100lbs" backpack from the field.
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    After a long day's work, NPR National Desk Reporter Sonari Glinton posted a photo on Instagram of White House Correspondent Scott Horsley lugging his "100lbs" backpack from the field.
    courtesy of Sonari Glinton

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