Obama was inaugurated 10 years ago today — here’s what newspapers looked like the next day

Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office as the 44th President of the United States as he is sworn in by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts with his wife Michelle by his side during the inauguration ceremony in Washington, January 20, 2009.

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Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office as the 44th President of the United States as he is sworn in by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts with his wife Michelle by his side during the inauguration ceremony in Washington, January 20, 2009.
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Ten years ago, on January 20, 2009, Barack Obama was inaugurated as president of the United States.

The historic event, watched by 38 million people nationwide, marked the first time an African-American assumed the office of the presidency.

Newspapers around the world reflected the significance of the inauguration on their front pages the following day.

Take a look at a few of the best front pages from around the world:


The Washington Post

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Washington Post

The New York Times

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New York Times

The San Francisco Chronicle

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San Francisco Chronicle

The Chicago Tribune

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Chicago Tribune

The New York Daily News

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New York Daily News

The Columbian (Clark County, Washington)

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The Columbian

The Toronto Sun

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Toronto Sun

The Guardian (United Kingdom)

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The Guardian

The Daily Mail (United Kingdom)

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Daily Mail

Bild (Germany)

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Bild