A combination image shows US civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (R) as he waves to supporters on August 28, 1963 from the Mall in Washington DC during the “March on Washington”, and newly inaugurated US President Barack Obama (L) speaking after being sworn in as the 44th US president of the US. 46 years after Martin Luther King’s march on Washington to raise public consciousness for civil rights, the US on Janaury 20, 2009 witnessed the swearing-in of their first African-American president. Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
He’s the first African-American commander-in-chief, but it’s his second presidential inauguration. All eyes are on President Barack Obama as he is sworn into office by Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor. What will four more years of America’s forty-fourth president mean for the nation and for the world?
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