Thousands gathered in Washington D.C. to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama on large screens and listen over loudspeakers. As President Obama was sworn into office, some cheered while others listened silently in the cold weather.
The sounds of smashing metal and growling engines hang in the air as David Miller (left), his son Robert Miller, 16, and Dale Webb work on Nathan Epperson's car before the start of the Demolition Derby. The car was running before pulling into the ring but did not make it to the end of the round.
Rev. Purnell Bailey (center) is congratulated on 60 years of his "Daily Bread" column by Doug Holbrook as he stands with his wife Betty Lou after Sunday School at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.
Josiah Lowe (right), 6, brushes sand out of his brother Zachary Lowe's, 10, eyes as David Allen, 9, gathers more hydrilla from the water at Aquia Landing. Hydrilla is a water weed that is taking over the water of Aquia Creek, becoming a nuisance to swimmers and boaters.
Art and Lynne Poyck are the parents of Jeremiah Poyck. Jeremiah was their only child and was killed less that 400 yards from their front door in a car accident.
Laurie Jeansonne holds her napping grandson as she walks around her Pearl River, LA home. Jeansonne and her family lived in one room of their crumbling home after Hurricane Katrina while waiting for FEMA aid and insurance money.
Mountain View football player Milo Seitzinger shouts with excitement as the Wildcats prepare to take the field for the new school's first game.
Brian Moran (left center) campaigns before the primary for Governor of Virginia in the 2400 Diner in Fredericksburg where many did not know of him and some took time to listen and shake hands. In the campaign process, Moran was known to give out his personal cell phone number.
Camilla is the leader and Fortune is satisfied with that. While Fortune rarely talks on the phone, Camilla can chat for hours on end. The Bumbry twins, 14, are best friends.
The Challenger Division of Spotsylvania's Little League is open to mentally and physically disabled children. Open to players 5-18, each is paired with another team member, there is no three-strike rule, no outs, and all players bat each inning.
The Massaponax varsity football team kneels in prayer behind the Riverbend field before Friday night's game.
Students play soccer on a dirt field after school in Kumasi, Ghana.
Jake VanBenschoten takes an early lead during the Caboose Run, a part of the annual Great Train Race. While many children wanted their parents to run with them for the 1/8 mile, Jake refused, ready to take the race on his own.
Tracy Feuer and her family are first-time homeowners, purchasing in the down housing market and using $8,000 refundable tax credit that was part of the stimulus to finish the attic as a bedroom for their daughter.
Johnson Brothers Lumber Company has been running in Central New York, located in Cazenovia, since 1937.
Grace Paquette usually sits in the audience as the rest of her family performs with the Fredericksburg Community Concert Band. Things changed as she was invited to guest conduct two numbers for the band.
Triathletes cool off after the 24th annual Pohanka Cadillac-YMCA Colonial Beach Triathlon. With a 1k meter swim in the Potomac river, a 40K bike course and a 10K run, athletes started at 6:50 a.m.