WASHINGTON (AP) — Spectators are standing five and six deep along Pennsylvania Avenue between the U.S. Capitol building and the White House, for President Barack Obama's second inaugural parade.
The parade features more than 8,800 military and civilian participants, on floats and in marching bands, dance troupes and more.
The participants include Chinese-American folk dancers from Delaware, a Kansas University trumpet ensemble, and firefighters from Idaho.
It took 90 minutes for one spectator to get through security and into position for the parade. Katasha Smart walked from near the Washington Monument -- where she says video and audio malfunctions made it hard to see and hear Obama's inaugural address.
Obama and his wife, along with Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, went inside the Capitol for the traditional post-inaugural luncheon before taking part in the parade.
172-c-19-(Sandy Kozel, AP correspondent along the parade route at Lafayette Park near the White House)-"snap his picture"-AP correspondent Sandy Kozel reports that tens of thousands of people are hoping to get a glimpse of President Obama during the inauguration. (21 Jan 2013)
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171-s-31-(Sandy Kozel, AP correspondent along the parade route at Lafayette Park near the White House)--Tens of thousands of people are lining the inauguration parade route. AP correspondent Sandy Kozel reports. (21 Jan 2013)
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APPHOTO DCAB103: The motorcade of President Barack Obama heads up Pennsylvania Avenue to the U.S. Capitol for the 57th Presidential Inaugural, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (21 Jan 2013)
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APPHOTO DCMS103: People wave at President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as their limousine passes Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall ) (21 Jan 2013)
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