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Obamarama: a year of Durham, NC, images

January 20, 2009

From Durham, North Carolina, we salute Barack Obama, our nation’s first African-American president. In my 51 years, never have I seen such excitement about a president taking the oath of office. And let’s not forget Barack’s awesome partner, Michelle. The entire to-do is electric, unforgettable, and over-the-top exciting. Thank you MLK, and everyone who played a part. (I must add that Mother Nature is celebrating by giving us a white Inauguration Day — our first measurable snowfall here in a few years!)

Beyond color, we honor a person we think is a wonderful leader, someone who has the opportunity to take this country boldly into the 21st century in a way that hasn’t yet been accomplished.

In the spirit of Obamania, here are a few photos Wessel has taken over the past year:

NC License Plate B OBAMA

NC license plate seen in Goldsboro (OK, not Durham but close)

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Homemade sign in Watts-Hillandale neighborhood

Obama windscreen cover

Creative use of windshield shade spotted on Morgan Street

People in downtown Durham

Election-night party in downtown Durham; Obama was leading

This T-shirt was a hot commodity in Durham

Blue Coffee Cafe T-shirt was a hot commodity in "the Bull City"

Inauguration traffic blues

Inauguration excitement reaches I-85 in Durham