A villagers of Nyang'oma wears a paper hat with a message reading 'We have Hope' ahead of the inauguration of US President-elect Barack Obama on January 20, 2009 in Kogelo. More than 2,000 Kenyans and tourists united in song and dance to celebrate Barack Obama's inauguration in Kogelo, the Kenyan village where the new US president's father was born. AFP PHOTO/ Tony KARUMBA TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - JANUARY 20: People gather for the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America on the National Mall 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 Mario Tama/Getty Images) Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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