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1M plus possible for Obama inauguration

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Where is Washington going to put them all?
The inauguration of Barack Obama is expected to draw more than a
million people to the capital. Hotels are booked up. And some
members of Congress have already stopped taking ticket requests for
the inauguration ceremony.
The National Park Service will be clearing more viewing space
along the parade route on Pennsylvania Avenue. Jumbo TV screens
will line the National Mall so people can watch the inauguration
and parade.
DC police normally bring in an additional 3,000 officers from
forces around the country. This time, police say, the request will
probably be for about 4,000 officers.

      
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