2010 Photo Contest, People in the News, 2nd prize

Charles Ommanney

Getty Images for Newsweek

20 January, 2009

President-elect Obama has a few private moments in a holding room in the Capitol before his inauguration. Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States at the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on 20 January. Obama was the first African-American in the country's history to hold the office.

About the photographer

Charles Ommanney

His primary interests are social issues and the effects of public policy at local and international levels. Ommanney works extensively in the United States covering politics, edu...

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