2013 Inauguration Crowd Only 55% of 2009 Attendance

An inaugural official told reporters that “at least” 1 million people were on the National Mall for President Obama’s swearing-in ceremony.

If the figure is accurate, a crowd of around 1 million would put attendance at about 55 percent of the 2009 crowd. The city of Washington, D.C., estimated that 1.8 million people packed the Mall last time to watch Obama get sworn in for his first term.

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