About 1 million people attended the 57th Presidential Inauguration, and a vast majority had to brave crowded Metro stations, crowded Metro trains and crowded streets made narrow due to security measures to reach The National Mall, where it was actually less crowded than 2009’s attendance of 1.8 million people.
Check out the scenes from the inauguration by Jason Flanagan.
Jason Flanagan has been a journalist for nearly 12 years. At the age of 19, he began working for The Prince George’s Journal covering sports and later covered crime and education. A graduate of the University of Maryland-College Park, Jason worked as a reporter and editor at The Diamondback and was recognized for his spot news coverage of the Beltway sniper in 2002. He has also worked at The Prince George’s Gazette, where he covered local and county governments, and most recently at The Baltimore Examiner, where he covered local and state governments as well as the military. Jason, a father of two daughters, is an English and journalism teacher and girls soccer coach at a high school in Maryland, where he constantly annoys students by correcting their writing and quoting long-since-dead authors. Follow Jason on twitter at @flanglish