FILE - This Jan. 20, 2009 pool-file photo shows crowds standing on and near a statue next to the on the National Mall ahead of the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America. While Washington won’t likely see the record-setting turnout from the last inauguration, officials are planning for a bigger-than-average crowd making plans for a second chance to see a president’s swearing in. District of Columbia officials have pieced together early data projecting 600,000 to 800,000 people will crowd onto the National Mall on Jan. 21. That’s based on past attendance and data including hotel and restaurant reservations and chartered buses. The inauguration is the biggest event every four years in the nation’s capital, followed by July 4th celebrations. The 2009 inaugural drew 1.8 million. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson, File-Pool)

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FILE - This Jan. 20, 2009 pool-file photo shows crowds standing on and near a statue next to the on the National Mall ahead of the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America. While Washington won’t likely see the record-setting turnout from the last inauguration, officials are planning for a bigger-than-average crowd making plans for a second chance to see a president’s swearing in. District of Columbia officials have pieced together early data projecting 600,000 to 800,000 people will crowd onto the National Mall on Jan. 21. That’s based on past attendance and data including hotel and restaurant reservations and chartered buses. The inauguration is the biggest event every four years in the nation’s capital, followed by July 4th celebrations. The 2009 inaugural drew 1.8 million. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson, File-Pool)
FILE - This Jan. 20, 2009 pool-file photo shows crowds standing on and near a statue next to the on the National Mall ahead of the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America. While Washington won’t likely see the record-setting turnout from the last inauguration, officials are planning for a bigger-than-average crowd making plans for a second chance to see a president’s swearing in. District of Columbia officials have pieced together early data projecting 600,000 to 800,000 people will crowd onto the National Mall on Jan. 21. That’s based on past attendance and data including hotel and restaurant reservations and chartered buses. The inauguration is the biggest event every four years in the nation’s capital, followed by July 4th celebrations. The 2009 inaugural drew 1.8 million. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson, File-Pool)
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