Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New era beckons as Obama ascends U.S. presidency

Guardian Newspapers: "IT is a task that has taken more than two centuries to accomplish but today in its capital city, Washington DC, the United States will deal a damaging blow to racism with the inauguration of the country's 44th but first African-American President, Barack Obama.

Already, the Washington DC atmosphere has become carnival-like despite falling snow and a temperature of 23 degree Celsius. The city is hosting an all-time high two million visitors for the inauguration."