Anna Fifield: Obama’s Big Day

By Anna Fifield In Diary

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24th January, 2013
They say Washington is Hollywood for ugly people. Well, this week, good old DC has put on a performance that, although not quite the Oscars, had a sizable amount of glitz. Between Beyoncé singing the national anthem and Katy Perry performing at the inaugural ball, Washington marked the start of President Barack Obama’s second term with great fanfare. In this most political of towns it was refreshing to feel everyone coming together around their President. It was essentially the American equivalent of a royal wedding. The lamp posts were festooned with flags, supporters decked-out in bejewelled ...

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