Presidential Inauguration 2005

Bush Pledges to Spread Freedom
President Bush Thursday laid out one of the most expansive manifestos ever offered from an inaugural podium as he dedicated his presidency to spreading democracy and freedom "with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world."
- Peter Baker & Michael A. Fletcher

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Speech delivered in front of thousands.
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The Ballou Knights Marching Band, from Ballou Senior High School in Southeast Washington, preps for the 55th inaugural parade.

Parties & Events

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Bush's words on liberty don't mesh with policies as U.S. maintains close ties with repressive nations.
- Glenn Kessler and Robin Wright
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Broder: Big Goals, Unshakable Faith
Hill Serves Up Bipartisanship
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Inaugural History

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Test Your Inaugural Knowledge

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The Swearing-In

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The Inaugural Parade

A Fevered Pitch
Enthused supporters, vocal protesters alike jockey to get near president's motorcade.
- Maureen Fan
Ballou Puts Spring Back in Step
Crowd Control Dominates Busy Day
Metro Moves Crowds, Drivers Stay Home
A Supporting Cast of Thousands

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Bush's Address
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Ballou Band Marches
Ballou Sr. High School in Southeast Washington marches in the 55th inaugural parade.

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Inaugural Eve
The nation's 55th inaugural celebration continued Wednesday with a fireworks display on the Ellipse, private candlelight dinners and the Black Tie and Boots Ball.

Familiar Face-Off
Anti-Bush protesters and counter-demonstrators vie for attention during the inauguration.

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