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Lincoln’s Inauguration Reinacted In D.C.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The visitor center at the U.S. Capitol held a rare event this weekend: a reenactment of a presidential inauguration.

On Saturday visitors to the center heard actor Sam Waterston read President Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address and watched as a Lincoln impersonator took the oath of office. The reenactment was in honor of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s first inaugural address in 1861.

The actual anniversary of the sixteenth president’s swearing in was Friday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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