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Photos and Gigapan coverage of the 2nd Obama inauguration

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Countless digital memory cards were filled with images from the Inauguration Day coverage of Barack Obama for his second term.

Two of the cooler pieces of photographic coverage came from The New York Times and the Washington Post. The Post used a photo technology called Gigapan, which we've gushed over before from the 2009 inaugural, to allow viewers to burrow in to the inaugural crowd face-by-face - tagging along the way. The Post has optimized versions of the Gigapan image for you to check out on desktop computers as well as a mobile experience.

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The Times chose to focus on the viewing gallery over the entire crowd with a graphic build to tag the famous names and faces behind and beside the president during his speech. Click through to find the Chicago and Illinois contingent, including Rahm Emanuel and wife Amy Rule.

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