Manual High School’s Journalism & Communications magnet took a group of over 50 students to cover the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Manual J&C Freshmen trade advise while walking to the National Mall.
Allison Traylor (12) listens for directions after unloading from the bus.
Students begin the long walk to the Inauguration site.
Troops were visible all day, adding extra security for the event.
Students stop to post pictures to several social media outlets using the #Minaug.
Samantha Klein (11) takes photos as the sunrises.
Caution tape clearly marks the walk paths over the normally busy Arlington Bridge.
Student stop to adjust setting on their cameras.
Shea Dobson (9) takes advantage of the lighting.
People hold up papers to signal where they are to lost members of their group.
Many people used technology to entertain themselves for the hours leading up to the event.
Some used this to show pride, not only for their country, but their personal beliefs.
As the day went on the sun showed from behind the clouds to give relief to the seemingly dropping temperatures.
Even those who got there hours before the start of the even needed zoom cameras to get close to the capital.
Those who showed up early were able to use the free tim before the inauguration to catch up on some lost sleep.
Many began to sit on other’s shoulders to get above the thousands of heads.
People kept close, hoping to share warmth.
Cell phone service was all but lost in the large crowd.
Due to the crowd, “Hail-Marie-ing” become the common choice for picture taking.
Mega screens were scattered to televise the event to the crowd.
Flags were passed around for people to wave.
Once the event started, many turned their cameras to the screens.