Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama heads to inauguaration ceremony

President-Elect Barack Obama has left the White House and is making his way to his inauguration to be the 44th President of the United States. The television coverage has reached saturation point with most news channels broadcasting non-stop. CNN and Sky News have paused for commercial breaks while al-Jazeera has paused to give updates to the Gaza crisis and other news headlines. Even Press-TV has dipped into proceedings as have France-24 and RT. However, the BBC have not stopped even for the headlines and have been broadcast Live uninterrupted coverage since 14:00 GMT [09:00 local].

There are record breaking crowds who have turned out to experience the spectacle. And with such large crowds comes a security risk. At least two assassination plots have been foiled by US police, and the authorities are taking no chances with the new president. Huge numbers of secret service, FBI and law enforcement officers have been deployed to make sure nothing goes wrong.

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