Modesto turns out to celebrate the Obama inauguration

01/21/2009 10:55 AM

01/21/2009 11:10 AM

While many Modestans were in Washington to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama, plenty of others celebrated in Modesto on Tuesday evening. There was a community inaugural ball at the Gallo Center for the Arts, and there was also a celebration at the State Theatre.

During the day, thousands of schoolchildren tuned in to watch the swearing-in on television.

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