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Posted: 6:18 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
By Sarah Rosario
District of Columbia officials expect between 500,000 and 700,000 people to attend the presidential inauguration Monday.Several people from the Charlotte area are at the inauguration ceremony, and some of them will be playing big roles.About 40 Charlotte police officers were picked to help control the crowds Monday. But they won’t be the only ones from the Queen City at the public inauguration.Members of Charlotte’s MLK committee left by bus this weekend to make the trek to the Capitol.Also, a Monroe student at Central Academy of Technology and Arts headed to the celebration. He hopes to one day work in the government.In D.C., Channel 9 caught up with Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, who brought his children with him for the experience.“At a time like this when the country still needs to come together to solve some really massive problems, we face being here and being a part of this ceremony is history,” Foxx said.After the ceremony, everyone is expected to return to Charlotte. The MLK groups will get in Monday night and CMPD officers will arrive Tuesday.The public swearing-in ceremony for President Barack Obama gets under way at 11:30 a.m. on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building. You can watch it live here.For complete coverage of President Barack Obama's inauguration, click here.
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