In pictures: Obama inauguration crowds
'Part of history'

Cherie Hopkins, 42, nurse from Chicago

I wanted to come to be a part of history.

My grandmother was there when Martin Luther King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. I remember her talking about it. I want something to give back to my own grandchildren.

There are many Chicagoans here. It's kind of bitter - we are losing him.

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