Despite Snarled Traffic and Cold, City Is Already Celebrating

Near the White House at 8 p.m., Kyndall Freer, 20, a student at Texas Tech, and Gary Trubl, 20, a University of Arizona student, were checking out the reviewing stand. It was growing colder, but they planned to spend the night wandering around the monuments until

Written by: Jessica Behnham

Tens of thousands of festive visitors crowded the Mall and the city yesterday, counting down the hours to today's historic inauguration, while authorities prepared to welcome -- and control -- what could be the largest crowd in Washington's history.

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