amazing collection of inauguration pics

I just stumbled upon an amazing collection of photographs from US President Barack H. Obama’s inauguration day (The Inauguration of President Barack Obamaa). Even if you’re not into US politics, these images are worth a look. Each one is meaningful in its own right, but collected together as they are, they communicate not only the influence of America on the globe, but the hope that people around the world have in the new President.

My favourite is the shot of former President George W. Bush looking out the window of his helicopter as it departs Washington. Another amazing image is that of President Obama and his wife Michelle walking in the inauguration day parade. They look so excited, natural and, well, normal.