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DC Preps For Inauguration

Jan 19, 2013 -- 7:29am

(Metro) A lower crowd projection is being reported for Monday's presidential inauguration. 

The DC Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Agency says that between 500-thousand and 700-thousand people are expected to come out to the National Mall for the event. 

It's been estimated that about one-point-eight-million people filled the Mall for President Obama's first inauguration in 2009. 

The projection was lowered from about 800-thousand after figures from the hospitality industry and tour bus operators indicated a smaller turnout.

 

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