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Things We Saw Today: Throwback to When Denzel Washington Showed Up Super Early to Obama’s Inauguration

President Obama’s inaugurations were very widely and excitedly attended by his supporters. Trump’s inauguration today? Not so much. Anyway, remember that time when Denzel Washington showed up super early to Obama’s inauguration in 2009? In this BBC interview, he talked about how he managed to score himself a front row seat back then.

What a day. How did you spend it?

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