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Obama: 'We can accomplish anything'

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On the day the US celebrated its national holiday for civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, US President-elect Barack Obama took part in events commemorating Dr King.

Mr Obama visited a shelter for homeless young people, where he helped to paint the walls and appealed to the nation to work together to help overcome the current economic crisis.

You can watch live coverage of the inauguration of Barack Obama on the BBC News website from 1600 GMT on 20 January

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