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Tue January 22, 2013
All Politics are Local

Kentucky Residents Celebrate Inauguration

As President Barack Obama took the oath of office Monday for the second time, Bowling Green residents were watching in Kentucky and in Washington, D.C. Children at Parker-Bennett Community Center waved star-shaped noise makers, applauded and snapped pictures on their phones as Obama gave his second inaugural address. The timing of the inauguration made it especially significant for Sierra McKinney, recreation leader at the community center. It took place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Children (from left) Nidaya Fraizer, 5, Makyah McMillian, 10, Da'mya Gray, 8, Keriah Cofer-Britt, 9, and Thalia Ruiz, 10, gather around a TV at the Parker Bennett Community Center as President Barack Obama delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 in Bowling Green, Ky. Several people gathered at the community center for a Presidential Inauguration watch party, which included free pizza and snacks.
Children (from left) Nidaya Fraizer, 5, Makyah McMillian, 10, Da'mya Gray, 8, Keriah Cofer-Britt, 9, and Thalia Ruiz, 10, gather around a TV at the Parker Bennett Community Center as President Barack Obama delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 in Bowling Green, Ky. Several people gathered at the community center for a Presidential Inauguration watch party, which included free pizza and snacks.
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