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National Mall filled with Inauguration hopeful

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A smaller crowd is expected for Monday's public Presidential swearing in ceremony than the one four years ago when Barack Obama took office for his first term.

Even though, it's the second time around for the President and his supporters, some of those planning to attend say it still feels fresh, and new, and most importantly, historic.

Jay and Keyoka Marks weren't in DC in 2009 for Obama's first Inauguration because they'd just had a baby, but this time, everything worked out perfectly.

"We just wanted to be here to experience it so we can tell our kids about our adventures, so we had to make it", Keyoka Marks says about the trip from New Orleans to Washington, DC.

As she stocked up on Inaugural souvenirs, Mynesha Hicks of Dallas was overcome, thinking about tomorrow

"Fighting back tears because I am just so thrilled to be here to celebrate Barack Obama's second term", Hicks says.

And it couldn't have happened on a more perfect day for Charese Hammons.

"I am so happy to be here, plus Monday's my birthday so that makes it even more exciting", Hammons says.

For Georgetown University student Nicky Dubois, the public swearing in ceremony will be the culmination of a real life history lesson…she helped make happen.

"I actually worked on Obama's re-election campaign, so to be here now is just wonderful", Dubois says.

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