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Dressed in the garb of a Union Soldier in the Civil War, a man expresses his patriotism with flag waving during a pre-inauguration rally in Wilmington, Delaware. He was one in a crowd of thousands that braved sub-zero temperatures to lend support. Obama, Vice President-elect Biden and their families traveled by train on a Whistle Stop Tour, opening Inauguration celebrations with rallies in Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore before their final arrival in Washington, D.C. The inauguration takes place on January 20, 2009, swearing Obama in as the 44th President of the United States of America.¬?