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Your pictures of Obama's inauguration

Digital cameras in a crowd

Whether you are attending Barack Obama's inauguration, watching the event on TV, or doing your best to avoid it, we want to hear from you.

The BBC wants to see what you are doing to mark the occasion of Barack Obama's inauguration, wherever you are in the world.


Send your video and pictures to:



MMS from the UK:

International MMS:
+44 7725 100100


If you have a camera we would like you to send your pictures and video to the BBC.

We want to hear from you if:

  • You are attending Barack Obama's inauguration
  • You are planning a party or special event where you live
  • You are attending an inauguration ball
  • You want to share your views, hopes or expectations in video

When taking photos or filming please do not endanger yourself or others, take unnecessary risks or infringe any laws.

Instructions on how to send your pictures can be found in the box above. Please include your name, location and as much other detail as possible.

Terms and conditions

If you submit an image, you do so in accordance with the BBC's Terms and Conditions.

In contributing to BBC News you agree to grant us a royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to publish and otherwise use the material in any way that we want, and in any media worldwide. This may include the transmission of the material by our overseas partners; these are all reputable foreign news broadcasters who are prohibited from altering the material in any way or making it available to other UK broadcasters or to the print media. (See the Terms and Conditions for the full terms of our rights.)

It's important to note, however, that you still own the copyright to everything you contribute to BBC News and that if your image and/or video is accepted, we will endeavour to publish your name alongside it on the BBC News website. Please note that due to operational reasons this accreditation will probably not be possible with video. The BBC cannot guarantee that all pictures and/or video will be used and we reserve the right to edit your comments.

At no time should you endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or infringe any laws.

You can choose any subject to photograph, but don't forget to ask permission from parents or guardians if the subject is under 16.

These rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales.

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