Fifty-eight federal, state, and local agencies lent the Secret Service a hand with security during the inauguration. There were DC Homeland Security mobile command units. Mounted police on the Mall. Snipers on roofs. Large camouflaged vehicles. And military on patrol and lining the parade route.
Occasionally the security forces appeared slightly overrun. As in this picture of two soldiers directing the crowd — taken by Shawn Scott, a Texan software developer living in DC.
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Mike may be in the crowd safely tucked behind the barrier reflected in the policeman’s glasses.tags 2009 ballotvoxregular DC inauguration postelection security