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Tracing the tracks of Obama

The BBC correspondent Philippa Thomas is tracing the tracks of Barack Obama on his inaugural route to Washington DC on Saturday, three days before he's sworn in as America's 44th president.

He will take the train south to Washington DC, following the route of his political hero Abraham Lincoln.

Philippa took the same journey from his starting point in Philadelphia to the city of Baltimore, Maryland and looked at the economic challenges that face the Obama team.

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