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On January 20, 2009 President-Elect Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States. His inauguration was a massive gathering with an estimate of over 1 million attendants, some reports estimated that it may be the largest crowd gathered for an inaugural address. The event was celebrated over three days with concerts, a national day of community service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and an inaugural prayer service. Obama also took a train tour from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. to commemorate Lincoln’s 1861 train tour from Springfield, Illinois to Washington, D.C. that also coincided with Lincoln’s 200th birthday.