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Locals gather, observe day’s celebrations

Inauguration, holidays attract Arkansans to state Capitol

Posted: January 22, 2013 at 12:03 a.m.

Spectators gather in front of the Arkansas State Capitol to watch President Barack Obama’s ceremonial inauguration, which was supposed to be broadcast live on a jumbo TV monitor. Technical problems delayed the broadcast by at least 10 minutes.

Spectators gather in front of the Arkansas State Capitol to watch President Barack Obama’s ceremonial inauguration, which was supposed to be broadcast live on a jumbo TV monitor. Technical problems delayed the broadcast by at least 10 minutes.

About 100 people turned out at the state Capitol on Monday to watch President Barack Obama being sworn in on a large television screen, but technical difficulties meant they heard — but didn’t see — him taking the oath of office.

MLK Day parade capped by inauguration celebration

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Little Rock ended at the Capitol, where a crowd gathered to celebrate President Barack Obama's second inauguration. (By Gavin Lesnick)
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