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A dramatic night photo of the Washington Monument covered by lights during the ceremonies marking the opening of the Clinton/ Gore Inaugural. The Lincoln Memorial and a bank of spotlights is in the background. This photo was taken from the top of the clock tower on the Smithsonian Castle building on the Mall.
Hillary Clinton greets visitors and shakes hands along a fence on the Mall in Washington during her visit to "The Reunion on the Mall" held as part of the Clinton/Gore Inaugural.
An aerial view of the Lincoln Memorial during the "Call for Reunion" a two-hour outdoor concert kicking off the Clinton/ Gore Inaugural. Hundreds of thousands of people crowded onto the Mall for the free concert which featured such entertainers as Aretha Franklin, Michael Bolton, Tony Bennett, Bob Dylan, Diana Ross and rapper L-L Cool J.
The Clintons and the Gores wave to the crowd at the opening to the "Call for Reunion" a two-hour outdoor concert kicking off the Clinton/Gore Inaugural. Hundreds of thousands of people crowded onto the Mall for the free concert.
Bill Clinton, with the statue of Lincoln behind him, addresses the hundreds of thousands of people who crowded onto the Mall for the "Call for Reunion" a two-hour outdoor concert kicking off the Clinton/Gore Inaugural.
Singer Diana Ross, on stage at the Lincoln Memorial giving it her all in her finale for the "Call To Reunion", which kicked off the Clinton/Gore Inaugural. Hundreds of thousands of people crowded onto the Mall for the free two-hour outdoor concert.
The Clintons and the Gores lead a procession of thousands across the Memorial Bridge from the Lincoln Memorial to Arlington, Virginia on their way to the Bell Ringing Ceremony which was part of the kick off of the Clinton/Gore Inaugural. The proc ession and bell ringing followed a Call To Reunion concert at the Lincoln Memorial.
While the Clintons and Gores watch, Chelsea Clinton rings a replica of the Liberty Bell during festivities kicking off the Clinton/Gore Inaugural. At the stroke of 6 p.m., Clinton and Gore grasped the red rope attached to the bell and led the nat ion in a bell ringing ceremony. Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, kept up the ringing long after her father let go of the rope.
Bill Clinton holds up an American Flag passed to him by someone in the crowd at the Bell Ringing Ceremony which was part of the kick off for the Clinton/Gore Inaugural.
One of the most spectacular fireworks displays ever seen in Washington cap the day's events which kicked off the Clinton/ Gore Inaugural. This photograph was taken from the Virginia side of the Potomac River. The Lincoln Memorial, to the left, is almost hidden by the bursts.
A spectacular red, white and blue burst of fireworks, seen from the unique perspective from the top of the Washington Monument, cap the day's events which kicked off the Clinton/Gore Inaugural. Looking down from the Monument, in addition to the f ireworks, the Lincoln Memorial, and bridges over the Potomac Rover to Virginia can be seen.
President-elect Bill Clinton waves to the waiting crowd as he, Vice President-elect Al Gore, and their wives leave a meeting of introduction with diplomats at Georgetown University.
Perhaps the most spectacular fireworks ever seen in Washington burst over the Potomac River during the kick off to the Clinton/ Gore Inaugural. Behind the red, white and blue bursts, three of D.C.'s most distinct landmarks - the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S.Capitol can be seen bathed in lights.
A spectacular aerial view directly over and in front of the U.S. Capitol Building during the swearing-in ceremonies for President Bill Clinton.
A view directly over and slightly to the side of the U.S. Capitol Building during the swearing-in ceremonies for President Bill Clinton, showing the crowd and inaugural stand.
President Bill Clinton is given the oath of office by Chief Justice William Rehnquist to become the 42nd President of the United States. President Clinton's wife, Hillary, and his daughter Chelsea, stand by his side.
A spectacular view of the Inaugural swearing-in ceremony, taken from behind the podium looking beyond the massive crowd towards the Washington Monument.
A close-up of Chief Justice William Rehnquist administering the oath of office to President Bill Clinton during Inaugural ceremonies at the United States Capitol.
George Bush and Bill Clinton shake hands just after the inaugural ceremonies at the U.S. Capitol.
An aerial view looking straight down Pennsylvania Avenue at the beginning of the Inaugural Parade. President Clinton's motorcade and accompanying press vehicles are near the center of the photo as they proceed from the Capitol towards the White House.
President Clinton waves to crowd lining Pennsylvania Avenue, as he walks part of the way during his Inaugural Parade.
Vice President Al Gore and Tipper wave from the stage during one of the many Inaugural Balls held following the Inauguration.
President Bill Clinton and Hillary dancing at one of the Inaugural Balls following his Inauguration.
President Bill Clinton and Hillary wave to the crowd at one of the Inaugural Balls, towards the end of a long day of ceremonies and events.
President Bill Clinton playing the saxaphone during one of the Inaugural Balls.
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